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Re: Intel Arc 7 Review Roundup
Oct 6, 2022, 10:18
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Re: Intel Arc 7 Review Roundup Oct 6, 2022, 10:18
Oct 6, 2022, 10:18
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If you love pain and suffering, I highly recommend Intel display drivers!
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Re: OotB: Nerd alert!
Oct 4, 2022, 17:23
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Re: OotB: Nerd alert! Oct 4, 2022, 17:23
Oct 4, 2022, 17:23
Tom
 
You can also use Alt+D. Even easier to hit than Ctrl+L.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Surges
Sep 22, 2022, 15:27
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Surges Sep 22, 2022, 15:27
Sep 22, 2022, 15:27
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After the botched release, I figured I'd give this a shot someday after it got patched, went on sale, and I got a new GPU. But now all of that has happened and it still seems maybe not worth it. *sigh*
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Re: Return to Monkey Island
Sep 19, 2022, 18:38
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Re: Return to Monkey Island Sep 19, 2022, 18:38
Sep 19, 2022, 18:38
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Oh wow, that's amazing. The MiSTer FPGA. The mt32-pi. And the surprisingly good voice acting. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Sunday Consolidation
Sep 11, 2022, 23:22
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Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 11, 2022, 23:22
Sep 11, 2022, 23:22
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It would be nice if devs supported the correct icons, but it seems like few bother.

I just imagine that I'm using an Xbox controller and don't look at the controller.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Aug 15, 2022, 12:39
Tom
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 15, 2022, 12:39
Aug 15, 2022, 12:39
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Intel was never able to make correctly functioning DX9 drivers over the last 20 years, so I'm sure using some open source translation layer instead can only be an improvement.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Aug 10, 2022, 09:20
Tom
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 10, 2022, 09:20
Aug 10, 2022, 09:20
Tom
 
What really matters is perf/W. My current card will happily use up to 350W if pushed. But for most workloads I give it (e.g. reasonably efficient game, 2560x1440, 60fps, balanced DLSS), it runs silently at around 90-150W and 55-60C.

Sadly, perf/W is not easily quantified.
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Re: On Sale
Aug 5, 2022, 13:39
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Re: On Sale Aug 5, 2022, 13:39
Aug 5, 2022, 13:39
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I played through all of the content, loved it, waiting for new content. I can't recall getting stuck like that. Are you using missiles as much as possible? Particularly the anti-shield ones?
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Re: Rumor Mill
Aug 4, 2022, 08:57
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Re: Rumor Mill Aug 4, 2022, 08:57
Aug 4, 2022, 08:57
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Haha, I don't think so. Take a look at the gameplay video with the devs talking about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_VkpXudWf4

Let's see what the game is really like once it's out.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 2, 2022, 18:01
Tom
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 2, 2022, 18:01
Aug 2, 2022, 18:01
Tom
 
Winamp never died for me. It's served me well for almost 25 years. Pretty much as close to perfection as software gets IMO.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Jul 29, 2022, 10:17
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 29, 2022, 10:17
Jul 29, 2022, 10:17
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Yup that's Spectrum alright.

I'm sure they'll pass those costs along to their customers, and the lawyers and executives who broke the law will continue making bank.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jul 22, 2022, 08:34
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Re: Quoteworthy Jul 22, 2022, 08:34
Jul 22, 2022, 08:34
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It's not too great for a marketplace to allow things that are obviously scammy. Should they be fine with games that include cryptominers and other obvious malware? I know the standards for games are pretty low (loot boxes, P2W, invasive DRM, etc) but I think most consumers expect there to be at least some standard for being included in a marketplace.
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Re: Colossal Cave - Reimagined Announced
Jul 12, 2022, 20:02
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Re: Colossal Cave - Reimagined Announced Jul 12, 2022, 20:02
Jul 12, 2022, 20:02
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xyzzy
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jun 30, 2022, 21:40
Tom
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 30, 2022, 21:40
Jun 30, 2022, 21:40
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The Pico is an incredible value at $4 and the new Pico W at $6 is even better. Wireless connectivity was the biggest weakness of the Pico BY FAR. Yes, there were third party boards that had it, but having something official from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and at only $6 is huge. Very excited to see this!
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Re: subROV - Underwater Discoveries Announced
Jun 8, 2022, 22:21
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Re: subROV - Underwater Discoveries Announced Jun 8, 2022, 22:21
Jun 8, 2022, 22:21
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That's great but can you stick a nuke on it?
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 8, 2022, 13:47
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2022, 13:47
Jun 8, 2022, 13:47
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Try running a version of macOS from the last couple of years without an SSD. Ugh. Hope you like that beach ball.
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Re: Op Ed
May 26, 2022, 14:51
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Re: Op Ed May 26, 2022, 14:51
May 26, 2022, 14:51
Tom
 
Is there more cursed a genre than space sim? Ugh.

The only decent space sim I've found in modern times is Everspace 2. It's still in early access and has some issues, but overall it beats the pants off anything else from the last 20+ years IMO.
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator Free Top Gun Expansion Takes Off
May 26, 2022, 11:12
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator Free Top Gun Expansion Takes Off May 26, 2022, 11:12
May 26, 2022, 11:12
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DCS is great if you want serious flight and systems modeling, combat, multiplayer, missions with relatively complex scripting possibilities, VR with a decent framerate, etc. MSFS is great if you want something lighter and more accessible, quality scenery/airports/POIs for the entire world, civilian aircraft, etc.

I'd encourage everyone to try both. Especially DCS, since you can do a LOT with the free version and mods. And if you want to buy a module, they go on sale almost every month it seems.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
May 4, 2022, 16:38
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 4, 2022, 16:38
May 4, 2022, 16:38
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It's great to see Intuit be held at least somewhat accountable for their fraudulent behavior, despite the tens of millions of dollars they spent on lobbying to keep the scam going. This doesn't seem like nearly enough but at least it's something.
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Re: Dune Spice Wars Early Access
Apr 26, 2022, 16:22
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Re: Dune Spice Wars Early Access Apr 26, 2022, 16:22
Apr 26, 2022, 16:22
Tom
 
Huh. I never saw the Dune Encyclopedia and never knew they got it from there. Thanks!
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