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Re: Out of the Blue
May 21, 2020, 15:40
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Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2020, 15:40
May 21, 2020, 15:40
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Yeah there was a doctor on Joe Rogan last week talking about those studies, interesting stuff. Really affects some minorities disproportionately too. They already have reduced Vitamin D absorption due to their skin melanin combined with shelter in place orders meaning even less sun exposure and economic factors limiting supplements. Makes for a crappy situation with COVID-19.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 21, 2020, 13:52
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 21, 2020, 13:52
May 21, 2020, 13:52
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Personally I'm GPU bound anyway at 1440p/4k depending on which monitor I choose to game on so the 3900x is more than enough. But it would certainly help them with bragging rights and PR for sure. There are some rumors of 10-17% improvements but who knows, there were a lot of false rumors surrounding Zen 2.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
May 21, 2020, 12:19
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Re: Morning Consolidation May 21, 2020, 12:19
May 21, 2020, 12:19
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No worries about Serious Sam 4, I'm sure Google will express that they are "super committed" to Stadia then cancel the product abruptly.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
May 20, 2020, 14:57
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Re: Morning Consolidation May 20, 2020, 14:57
May 20, 2020, 14:57
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I've probably lost an uncomfortable amount of my lifespan to loading screens so yes this is a big deal.
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Re: Intel 10-series CPU Reviews
May 20, 2020, 13:54
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Re: Intel 10-series CPU Reviews May 20, 2020, 13:54
May 20, 2020, 13:54
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Wallshadows wrote on May 20, 2020, 13:34:
Verno wrote on May 20, 2020, 12:53:
I agree with everything else you said but I would still recommend an aftermarket cooler with a 3900x. I tried using stock but its loud and runs hot versus aftermarket. Getting a Noctua dropped my temps like 20 degrees at load and its barely audible relative to the Wraith Prism. If you're spending 3900x sort of bux then get the better cooler.

That's true. My friend bought an NH-U12S and likewise saw a pretty nice drop in temps but it's still great that AMD at least provides a nice looking cooler across all ranges which are functional unlike Intel.

Yeah I totally agree, it's not a bad cooler and it's nice that they bother with one at all. I prefer to keep things cool and quiet though and in gaming, encoding and etc I was noticing temps/noise levels getting uncomfortably high even with a high airflow case and moderate ambient temps. Luckily most benchmark sites noted this stuff before hand so I already had a Noctua on hand and just put the Wraith Prism in my server box instead since that's more spike workloads as opposed to sustained.

Anyways nothing like this space heater obviously
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Re: Evening Metaverse
May 20, 2020, 13:02
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Re: Evening Metaverse May 20, 2020, 13:02
May 20, 2020, 13:02
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We have a Spotify family membership so it doesn't affect me personally but I feel for people who get it from public feeds or Overcast. JRE is one of those things that sounded totally nuts but he's a surprisingly engrossing interviewer and knows how to keep things interesting. He's had on some interesting and controversial guests which I really appreciate. Everyone from Elon Musk to even flakes like Alex Jones. In fact his episode taking it to Alex Jones about Sandy Hook was fantastic. He doesn't subscribe to PR speak and will ask tough questions if they're on his mind. It's also one of the things that people often criticize him for, he can see the good in almost anyone and is willing to hear them out. The cancel culture crowd especially takes issue with this as they deem it "giving away his platform to hate speech" which I strongly disagree with.

He produces a shitload of content too, something like 3 shows a week so there is always something to listen to. I find myself skipping the shows with MMA nonsense and comedians but that's really more about personal taste.
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Re: Intel 10-series CPU Reviews
May 20, 2020, 12:53
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Re: Intel 10-series CPU Reviews May 20, 2020, 12:53
May 20, 2020, 12:53
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Wallshadows wrote on May 20, 2020, 12:45:
From what I understand you have to factor in a REALLY good cooling system in to the cost of the 10900k which just blows any value out of the water. H115i and NH-D15s were what it took to keep this furnace "cool" when any kind of work was put to it.

Meanwhile you can slap on the stock cooler of a 3900x and pocket the difference. AMD also unfucked itself with now including the 4000 series support on older generation boards and the fourth generation is (allegedly) coming in with some pretty hefty gains.

I agree with everything else you said but I would still recommend an aftermarket cooler with a 3900x. I tried using stock but its loud and runs hot versus aftermarket. Getting a Noctua dropped my temps like 20 degrees at load and its barely audible relative to the Wraith Prism. If you're spending 3900x sort of bux then get the better cooler.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 20, 2020, 12:09
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Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2020, 12:09
May 20, 2020, 12:09
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The Pyro wrote on May 20, 2020, 11:19:
We used to have an elliptical. Younger me thought it would be a cost savings compared to a gym membership - and maybe it was, for a while. But then the machine broke down and it was going to cost $600+ to fix. Meanwhile, Planet Fitness opened up nearby with a very competitive membership fee.

The elliptical lasted 4 or 5 years, so we did get our money out of it, but the gym provides better variety and the membership card doesn't take up half the floor space in my bedroom.

It's been the opposite experience for me. The cost of a good gym membership here is pretty nuts and equipment purchases have been easily amortized within 2 years. I also prefer working out with the missus and both of us hate working out near strangers, half of whom never wipe down the machines or clean up their weights. DIY is certainly not for everyone but I've been able to fix most of our equipment fairly easily thanks to ebay being a clearinghouse for parts.
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Re: Intel 10-series CPU Reviews
May 20, 2020, 11:37
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Re: Intel 10-series CPU Reviews May 20, 2020, 11:37
May 20, 2020, 11:37
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Well they achieved their goal of hanging onto the gaming performance crown but at what cost? The thermals are kinda crazy. I'm not into MAX FORTNITE FPS so I will just keep my 3900x thanks
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 20, 2020, 10:30
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Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2020, 10:30
May 20, 2020, 10:30
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We love ours, low impact and if it starts to bug my shoulder I just ease off the handlebars and stick to the pedals. When you start to feel like you're not getting much out of it in a few months due to path of least resistance just start throwing some reverse pedaling into the mix. I have a bad shoulder and my knee isn't in great shape so its one of the few decent workouts I can get into other than biking/swimming.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 20, 2020, 07:41
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 20, 2020, 07:41
May 20, 2020, 07:41
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A refreshing move by AMD, kudos to them for listening to feedback and doing right by people. Intel should take note.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 19, 2020, 22:48
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 19, 2020, 22:48
May 19, 2020, 22:48
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The consensus is the steam hardware survey. Or just look at ProtonDB sometime for your favorite games or modern stuff you're interested in playing. I've been running FreeBSD and Linux for a long time but I still run Windows for gaming. There is no real benefit to native Linux gaming, you just get severely reduced compatibility. For some people this doesn't matter but they are the 0.8% year of Linux on the desktop types. Most people don't care about what their OS is and just want to play games without hassle.

But hey don't take my word for it. Go grab a copy of Manjaro and try to game for a few months.

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 19, 2020, 21:51
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 19, 2020, 21:51
May 19, 2020, 21:51
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eRe4s3r wrote on May 19, 2020, 17:13:
hhahaa Well I just point to the steam hardware survey in cases like these.

https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/Steam-Hardware-Software-Survey-Welcome-to-Steam

95% of gaming is Windows, 86% is Windows 10, 4% is OSX
Linux gaming.. 0.8% and people with VR 2%

And even better, OSX has a registry equiv. called defaults (configs manager) and the Launch Services Database (file allocations) too. So less than 1% of PC's on this gaming planet have no registry or registry-like system whatsoever. ^^

So yes, Registry in 2020 is definitely a thing, and the more complex an OS gets the more they need equivalents, maybe done better, but still same principles.

It's still nuts that VR somehow surpassed Linux gaming in such a short time period. Unfortunately gaming on Linux is a pretty subpar experience compared to Windows with little upside. Even the rosiest picture from ProtonDB is pretty stark, filled with compatibility and performance gotchas. Without OEM and software support from the larger players in the industry it's always going to be a niche of a niche thing.
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Re: Dark Souls III Sales Top 10M
May 19, 2020, 12:40
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Re: Dark Souls III Sales Top 10M May 19, 2020, 12:40
May 19, 2020, 12:40
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I loved Bloodborne but damn that game needed 60fps.

I'm actually going through Dark Souls 3 again now and despite it being less open I'm having a fantastic time. I really love the weapon balance, pretty much anything works and the playstyles are so different that you get a lot of replay value. I love the integrated PvP too, it works so well and leads to some pretty intense gameplay.
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Re: etc., etc.
May 19, 2020, 08:29
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Re: etc., etc. May 19, 2020, 08:29
May 19, 2020, 08:29
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The Odyssey open world was absurd and filled with repetitive nonsense. The argument I always hear is "oh you don't have to do it!", never mind that just traversing it is ridiculous and that there was actual level gated content in the game. This not good news but also unsurprising. Something like 10+ studios work on these games now so the copy/paste design makes a lot of sense in that context.
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Re: Epic Game Store Refund Policy & Keyless Integrations Launch; Mod Marketplac
May 19, 2020, 08:26
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Re: Epic Game Store Refund Policy & Keyless Integrations Launch; Mod Marketplac May 19, 2020, 08:26
May 19, 2020, 08:26
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Cutter wrote on May 18, 2020, 20:07:
2 hours isn't enough. A lot of games you need that much time to get setup and learn what the hell is going on. Never mind if the game isn't fully developed or a bugfest, how well it runs on your particular rig, etc. Give people a full day.

I can't say I agree, I find most non-MP games 2 hours is more than enough time for me to tell if I like it or not. MP is a different story but generally speaking people know their taste already to some degree.

Epic has done well lately after reversing course with their developers first mantra. We've had some good sales and actual feature iteration. That's the way you compete with Steam.
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Re: The
May 16, 2020, 08:48
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Re: The May 16, 2020, 08:48
May 16, 2020, 08:48
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The trouble with Anthem is that it had nothing going for it other than the flying. The gameplay loop was stale dated, the AI was atrocious, the story was utter nonsense and even the graphics felt uncanny valley because Frostbite seems to be only good for establishing shots. Seriously if you look at the last 8 years for EA it's just been a disaster for most non-Dice projects with Frostbite. The best thing they could do internally would be to ditch it for UE again, royalties to Epic be damned.

It is interesting that they're going to attempt to revive it but I'm not sure what the point is. Anthem never had any real promise or ambition that was worth this sort of effort.
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Re: Steam Play Next Launches
May 15, 2020, 12:18
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Re: Steam Play Next Launches May 15, 2020, 12:18
May 15, 2020, 12:18
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Yeah the Steam Labs stuff has been a pretty big success so far IMO. I got some pretty solid recommendations from this already. Gogo machine learning I guess?
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Re: GTA5 Giveaway Back Online; Civ6 Freebie Next Week?
May 15, 2020, 12:14
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Re: GTA5 Giveaway Back Online; Civ6 Freebie Next Week? May 15, 2020, 12:14
May 15, 2020, 12:14
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RedEye9 wrote on May 15, 2020, 11:11:
Dang it, I told myself I wasn’t going to buy anything until my backlog was reduced, but FarCry 5 for $5 was too much for my weak constitution to handle and I caved.

It'll be interesting to see what you think of it. I got Far Cry 5 with my CPU as part of some promotion and I really enjoyed the previous entries in the franchise. Far Cry 5 I just couldn't get into. The story is just some of the most bizarre, inane nonsense that Ubisoft has dreamed up and worse, it doesn't gel with the open world aspects of the game at all. They also do the horrible story nonsense of take control away from the player, kidnap you and make you listen to exposition for far too long. Then they do it 4 more times. Just nuts. The skill trees were fine but the gameplay loop just felt really repetitive and the combat had a lot of jank. I did like just chilling out and doing silly stuff like fishing but the way its implemented is cursory.
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Rumors Resurface
May 14, 2020, 15:46
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Rumors Resurface May 14, 2020, 15:46
May 14, 2020, 15:46
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JohnnyRotten wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:17:
Cutter wrote on May 9, 2020, 18:34:
For free? Nah, not even then. Didn't really care for it. And I hated that jungle map.

The one that you had to run around the edges of the swamp on, forever?

Yeah, hated that....

Kurast, an unofficial level of Dante's Inferno.
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