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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Released
Sep 23, 2021, 22:37
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Released Sep 23, 2021, 22:37
Sep 23, 2021, 22:37
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phinn wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 20:38:
Best Action RPG ever made, with a few QoL and graphical updates, and that music... Definitely getting this within a few weeks, once the online is smoothed out.

That music indeed. Matt Uelmen really hit it out of the park back then. For anyone who hasn't heard the covers by Jonas Lefvert, here's a playlist of his on YouTube with some great renditions.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 23, 2021, 20:30
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 23, 2021, 20:30
Sep 23, 2021, 20:30
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Microsoft hardware imitating Microsoft software.
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Re: Tim Sweeney Decries Apple Blacklisting Fortnite
Sep 22, 2021, 22:13
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Re: Tim Sweeney Decries Apple Blacklisting Fortnite Sep 22, 2021, 22:13
Sep 22, 2021, 22:13
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I'm no Apple fan, but it's been pretty sweet seeing Epic crash and burn on this. Hopefully they will get crushed on appeal after appeal until they finally throw in the towel and the Fortnite money is gone.
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Re: Ad Lib Music Archive
Sep 20, 2021, 11:23
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Re: Ad Lib Music Archive Sep 20, 2021, 11:23
Sep 20, 2021, 11:23
Tom
 
Here are a couple of great Adlib soundtracks on YouTube:

Dune (St├ęphane Picq is a legend and absolute master of the Adlib)

Continuum
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Sep 1, 2021, 16:05
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Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 1, 2021, 16:05
Sep 1, 2021, 16:05
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Thanks Microsoft for making us such a brilliant machine!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz4EKv9HmsM
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Re: Star Citizen Not Experiencing Experience Initiatives
Sep 1, 2021, 15:58
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Re: Star Citizen Not Experiencing Experience Initiatives Sep 1, 2021, 15:58
Sep 1, 2021, 15:58
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For many years I despaired at the sad state of the space sim genre. It is a truly cursed genre. Star Citizen is an abomination and Elite: Dangerous isn't much better. There weren't any other serious efforts and indie titles were invariably crap.

Then Star Wars: Squadrons came along and, while it left much to be desired, it was still the best space sim in ages.

Then came Everspace 2. I tried the new demo linked here a little while ago and was really surprised. It's fun! A fun space sim? Beautiful, with polished mechanics and an interesting story? I must be dreaming. I immediately plonked down the $$$ and burned through all of the content available so far in the EA version. Looking forward to what comes next.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 1, 2021, 11:57
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2021, 11:57
Sep 1, 2021, 11:57
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As usual, it comes down to $$$. If there was the political will, the problem could be solved very quickly. But it would cause serious financial impact to the owners of those 170,000 GA aircraft. There are powerful forces fighting against regulation especially when it comes to the environment.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 31, 2021, 13:52
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2021, 13:52
Aug 31, 2021, 13:52
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Leaded petrol has NOT been eradicated. 100LL, a leaded fuel, is still in use in most general aviation piston engine aircraft, i.e. small planes with one or two non-jet engines. These aircraft are stuck with tragically obsolete engine technology for a host of sad reasons, mainly because certifying aircraft engines and other parts is absurdly expensive.

There has been some progress on eliminating 100LL but the transition has been in progress for decades and is still far from complete.
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Re: Balsa Model Flight Simulator Beta
Aug 28, 2021, 10:21
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Re: Balsa Model Flight Simulator Beta Aug 28, 2021, 10:21
Aug 28, 2021, 10:21
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Wow. Good luck to those guys, but boy that looks exactly like KSP.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Aug 25, 2021, 00:05
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2021, 00:05
Aug 25, 2021, 00:05
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That headline is an outrage. A new low?
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry Giveaways
Aug 21, 2021, 20:51
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry Giveaways Aug 21, 2021, 20:51
Aug 21, 2021, 20:51
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Ken sent me.
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Re: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Reviews
Aug 10, 2021, 13:19
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Re: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Reviews Aug 10, 2021, 13:19
Aug 10, 2021, 13:19
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Those NVIDIA prices on Amazon are all massively marked up scalper prices.

As for Micro Center, they don't have any graphics cards available to ship online, and their web site indicates zero stock of RTX 3000 series cards at most of their locations. So screw Micro Center.

The shortage is still very much present.
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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test
Jul 27, 2021, 15:39
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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test Jul 27, 2021, 15:39
Jul 27, 2021, 15:39
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There's no use trying to reason with anti-vaxxers. They're determined to harm themselves and/or others at any cost.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jul 27, 2021, 09:28
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 27, 2021, 09:28
Jul 27, 2021, 09:28
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There's a traditional rivalry between Intel marketing and Microsoft marketing to see who can be the most terrible. Intel tries their best but can never quite surpass Microsoft when it comes to world's worst marketing.
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Re: New World Getting Patch After Bricked GPU Reports
Jul 22, 2021, 13:15
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Re: New World Getting Patch After Bricked GPU Reports Jul 22, 2021, 13:15
Jul 22, 2021, 13:15
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Nothing wrong with the game? Yeah right. Any game that goes nuts in the menu screen or any other place and renders more frames than could possibly be useful is BROKEN and there is no excuse for it. Whoever wrote that code screwed up, period.

Should the hardware be killable by bad software? No. But that doesn't mean it's not bad software.
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Re: NVIDIA Flexes its ARM
Jul 19, 2021, 17:50
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Re: NVIDIA Flexes its ARM Jul 19, 2021, 17:50
Jul 19, 2021, 17:50
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Think a little longer term. ARM made a big name for itself on small devices. Then it moved into the datacenter. Then it took over Macs. Microsoft has made multiple sad attempts to use it for Windows PCs (Windows RT and more recently Surface Pro X) and they may actually succeed someday.

There could be gaming PCs in the not too distant future that are ARM-based instead of x86-64. And not just portable ones like the Steam Deck either.

NVIDIA has been working with ARM for a long time. Tegra goes back to 2008. And see this blog post from 2013, CUDA for Arm Platforms is Now Available. They have a big opportunity with this acquisition.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Jul 7, 2021, 10:13
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 7, 2021, 10:13
Jul 7, 2021, 10:13
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2021, 12:10
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 1, 2021, 12:10
Jul 1, 2021, 12:10
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jacobvandy wrote on Jun 30, 2021, 22:01:
The only thing I'd be concerned with is the fans giving up sooner than later because those are usually run at 100% -- noise isn't really a concern when you've got a bunch of these things lined up in a garage or warehouse or whatever.
How is noise ever not a concern with fans running at 100%??? For me, the feature of modern graphics cards to not run the fans at all at idle was a dream come true...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 29, 2021, 15:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2021, 15:27
Jun 29, 2021, 15:27
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How many decades have people been struggling with this sort of "too" vs. "two" vs. "to" vs. "2" problem with speech recognition?

Don't worry though, as Microsoft is acquiring voice recognition and artificial intelligence specialist Nuance Communications for $20B. They will undoubtedly find new and even more bizarre ways to make it do exactly what you don't want.
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Re: On AI Voice Acting
Jun 29, 2021, 14:11
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Re: On AI Voice Acting Jun 29, 2021, 14:11
Jun 29, 2021, 14:11
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NKD wrote on Jun 29, 2021, 11:07:
Why is that? Are you predicting the end of humanity in the near future, or that humans will continue to exist but cease making technological progress forever? The way I see it there are only three scenarios that cover your assertion.

1) Humans cease to exist before creating such AI.
2) Humans cease making technological progress, permanently.
3) Humans have some magical quality that makes them unique and nothing can ever be as smart as them, let alone smarter.

1 is entirely possible. 2 is hard to imagine a plausible situation for. 3 is probably safe to rule out, given that we're the product of slow, haphazard biological processes.
That first scenario seems highly probable to me. Compare the rate at which technological progress threatens the existence of humanity with the rate at which AI capability approaches human capability. Then consider the interplay between those two. Finally, consider what it would take for these trajectories to change appreciably within the available window of time.
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