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Billy Mitchell
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theglaze
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Try my hot sauce.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jan 19, 2022, 18:29
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 19, 2022, 18:29
Jan 19, 2022, 18:29
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 19, 2022, 17:00:
Can science answer all the questions? No. But to say science can't supply truths is completely wrong. Religion provides some reasonable ideas, "... thou shalt not kill.." but truths are few and far between.
Simon Says wrote on Jan 19, 2022, 17:59:
Wrong and wrong.

1- Equating religion to science is some QAnon lvl BS.

2- Don't confuse those who actually practice the scientific method ( scientists ) and one of its pillars ( falsifiability ) with people who don't ( not scientists ) and aren't even aware of falsifiability.
The scientific method provides the grounds to which scientific beliefs are created. An admirable execution of rational thought. Per the method, however, any hypothesis must withstand skepticism of the observer, and the conclusions challenged by external peer review. It is tempting to place an undefeated conclusion on a pedistool and call it a "truth"

As time passes, new theories are created and improvements are made in tools, instruments, experiment design, etc... and some old "truths" cannot withstand the latest barrage of skepticism. This happens frequently throughout all scientific disciplines, and represents the evolution of an idea or concept.

But that means yesterday's truth, is in fact, today's lie or falsehood. So was it ever the truth to begin with? How do we know if the new understanding that replaces it, is the "truth"?

It is better to consider scientific facts as conventions. That is to say, a statement which is generally adopted because it is more convenient than the rest that were postulated and tested. It fits into other relevant conventions without contradiction. This is why there is conflict between some scientific disciplines when conclusions are reached that cannot simultaneously be held "true" by both. It is not that one is more true than the other; it is that one is more convenient to a school of thought than the other.

Unfortunately there is one significant, glaring, and indisputable truth about both science and religion: they're both man-made, or at least performed by man. It's ignorant to think the power, politics, money, and personal interference that can plague the application of religious ideals, cannot also plague the application of science.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jan 19, 2022, 15:52
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 19, 2022, 15:52
Jan 19, 2022, 15:52
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 19, 2022, 14:53:
Cutter wrote on Jan 19, 2022, 14:43:
Religion is a lie...
Regrettably, a very large majority of the world's population would not agree with you on that.
There is no holy, singular, or absolute truth within religion OR science. [Edit] But there are plenty of people in either realm that will attempt to convince you otherwise.
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Re: Hardware Reviews
Jan 19, 2022, 13:48
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Re: Hardware Reviews Jan 19, 2022, 13:48
Jan 19, 2022, 13:48
 
Intel Core i5-12400F Review - The AMD Challenger - TechPowerUp.
The Performance per Dollar is a game changer. Once mid-range LGA 1700 motherboards become widely available, Intel will have the CPU crown of best bang-for-buck.
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Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tech Bits - Headphone Burn In
Jan 18, 2022, 12:35
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Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tech Bits - Headphone Burn In Jan 18, 2022, 12:35
Jan 18, 2022, 12:35
 
Jonjonz wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 06:54:
Just when I thought HI-Fi BS was at an all time low, this comes along to revive so many high end hi-fi sucker magazines and outlets with a new magic beans.

Next thing you know it will be microphone burn in.

Idiots.
The first source the website lists is RTING's which debunks the myth. Perhaps over a longer time frame and more usage, the difference would be more apparent. After all, matter degrades.
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Re: Wars and Roses This Week
Jan 18, 2022, 11:57
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Re: Wars and Roses This Week Jan 18, 2022, 11:57
Jan 18, 2022, 11:57
 
The animation of ladies crouch straffing while shooting fully automatic weapons is hilariously awkward Gorgeous
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 17, 2022, 23:13
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings Jan 17, 2022, 23:13
Jan 17, 2022, 23:13
 
Teddy wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 22:29:
The escorted out by police is a strange situation. Why would police bother to show up for someone being fired?
The employer can make such a request with local law enforcement if they believe the fired person to be a risk to property or people on the way out, and/or the person is being fired for severe violation of corporate policy that will be followed up with legal actions. It also presents a very strong message in the office, while being embarrassing to the person that's escorted out.
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up
Jan 16, 2022, 14:49
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up Jan 16, 2022, 14:49
Jan 16, 2022, 14:49
 
I Crashed My Plane.
Reckless creator making click bait content.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 14, 2022, 00:53
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 14, 2022, 00:53
Jan 14, 2022, 00:53
 
Bhruic wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 19:13:
theglaze wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 18:43:
Yes, I do tolerate anti-vaxers and conspiracy theorists. Let their wild claims be disproven, as that doctor is doing on Instagram. Allow the scientific method to showcase its resilience to unsound scrutiny. It is through criticism that we develop more sound facts.

Yes, if the anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists have proven anything, it's that they will change their opinions when presented with facts and scientific data.
And censoring those that oppose your beliefs, kicking them off platforms, and isolating them to talk amongst themselves has clearly alleviated everyone's angst and brought us altogether into one big, happy society. Right? I mean, that was the approach with the outgoing POTUS, so surely it has stopped him from galvanizing a following...oh wait. But QAnon is dead right... ah crap. Or maybe THAT censorship is different than THIS censorship because, ummm, it will work this time! Just got to try as hard as the Roman Empire against Christians because time has shown that... err...

Personally, no, I don’t think censorship will work. Because the underlying issues remain unaddressed. Like cancer that keeps coming back after excision. Blanket censorship policies by social media platforms are like chemotherapy, all cells are subjected to the treatment, not just the bad cells. Clearly some of you are OK with that solutions like that, and are not worried about unintended consequences. I mean what does a good cell have to worry about, right?

Anyways, here's a resource that some of you may find valuable: Center for Humane Technology.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 13, 2022, 18:43
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2022, 18:43
Jan 13, 2022, 18:43
 
I am flattered by all the direct replies.

Yes, I do tolerate anti-vaxers and conspiracy theorists. Let their wild claims be disproven, as that doctor is doing on Instagram. Allow the scientific method to showcase its resilience to unsound scrutiny. It is through criticism that we develop more sound facts.

For those of you who are intolerant. Well, I suggest you reflect on that character trait. You may have something in common with those you seek to silence.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 13, 2022, 15:11
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2022, 15:11
Jan 13, 2022, 15:11
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 14:05:
theglaze wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 13:38:
...the open letter to Spotify does not request that Rogan’s show be taken off Spotify, nor does it demand that Spotify remove the Malone episode in particular. Rather, it is calling on Spotify to develop a comprehensive policy prohibiting misinformation
Toe the line, or get cancelled. Thanks, doc.

Uh, you realize the thing you quoted explicitly says it isn't asking for cancellation?
Stop trying to make Joe Rogan, a man that is making 9 figures to spread constant disinformation, a victim.
These 200 odd doctors are asking Spotify to implement a comprehensive system, where in the platform provider performs censorship duties, so that content creator 'lies' do not propagate. And only Spotify's 'truths' (or whichever powers influence it) are shared.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 13, 2022, 13:38
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2022, 13:38
Jan 13, 2022, 13:38
 
...the open letter to Spotify does not request that Rogan’s show be taken off Spotify, nor does it demand that Spotify remove the Malone episode in particular. Rather, it is calling on Spotify to develop a comprehensive policy prohibiting misinformation
Toe the line, or get cancelled. Thanks, doc.

...Berserk Games issued a statement saying that the whole thing was a misunderstanding: Xoe had been kicked from the channel not for expressing her identity, but "for what was deemed disruptive behavior by spamming different key words in an attempt to get flagged."
There must be a safe place for all. Tear down this moderation and make exceptions for narcissists.

This comment was edited on Jan 13, 2022, 13:49.
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Re: Espresso Tycoon Playtesting
Jan 10, 2022, 18:30
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Re: Espresso Tycoon Playtesting Jan 10, 2022, 18:30
Jan 10, 2022, 18:30
 
Influencer management? Gross...
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Re: Radeon RX 6500 XT is bad at cryptocurrency mining on purpose, AMD says
Jan 8, 2022, 23:10
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Re: Radeon RX 6500 XT is bad at cryptocurrency mining on purpose, AMD says Jan 8, 2022, 23:10
Jan 8, 2022, 23:10
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 22:46:
Simon Says wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 20:54:
With 4 GBs, PCIe 4x ( imagine having that on PCIe3 or 2 ), it's probably also pretty bad ( relatively speaking ) at gaming so... *Shrugs*
Kyle Bennett from HardOCP is posting again after years of hiatus.
https://hardocp.com/blog/nvidias-miner-vs-amds-whiner
/snippets
I thought this was worth its own post.
NVIDIA’s new RTX 3050 is an 8GB video card priced at an MSRP of $250.
AMD’s new Radeon 6500XT is a 4GB video card priced at an MSRP of $199.

Both cards are focused on the 1080P resolution gaming market.

Here is the rub though, and what inspired this post’s title. The 3050 and its 8GB of VRAM is capable of mining Ethereum. The 6500XT and its 4GB of VRAM is not capable of mining Ethereum. It has been shown many times that 4GB is sufficient for almost every person wanting to game at 1080P. So why the 8GB on the 3050? Yes, that is right, it is still right in the Ethereum mining sweet spot and an attractive product for miners that are trying to get their grubby little mitts on every mining GPU on the planet. Assuredly, many will complain about the 4GB on the 6500XT, but for the demographic that will consider buying one, 4GB is certainly enough to get you high enough framerates at high enough image quality settings to get you gaming where you want to game.

The turnaround for AMD started when it made GPUs that excelled at crypto algorithms. Geforce was whooping Radeon so AMD gave up on the flagship, and made solid entry/midrange cards that were less than half the price of competing Geforce, but offered +80% the hash rate. The RX 480 8GB is a good example, only 250 USD compared to 600 USD for GTX 1080. But when it comes to mining, it's only 15% slower.

People forget or didn't realize that selling to miners was a deliberate focus of AMD. Call them saints today, but there's skeletons in that closet.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jan 8, 2022, 15:48
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 8, 2022, 15:48
Jan 8, 2022, 15:48
 
40% price increase for 3080 12GB, and it gets 3% more cores and 2GB more memory than vanilla 3080... basically confirms the RTX 40 series will debut at +$1000 USD
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Re: etc.
Jan 8, 2022, 13:23
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Re: etc. Jan 8, 2022, 13:23
Jan 8, 2022, 13:23
 
Black Hair in Video Games Is Terrible. These 3D Artists Are Changing That…
Stop it, Vice. ALL hair is terrible in video games.
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Re: EA Exec Tweets and Deletes About "Brutal" BF2042 Expectations
Jan 6, 2022, 17:20
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Re: EA Exec Tweets and Deletes About "Brutal" BF2042 Expectations Jan 6, 2022, 17:20
Jan 6, 2022, 17:20
 
Tom wrote on Jan 6, 2022, 15:58:
BC2 was probably the peak IMO.
Agreed.

The development and management teams involved now, are so far removed from the best years of BF, the corporation has lost the memory and knowledge on how to build a "new" one. Corporate amnesia impacts most businesses over time, but I find it astounding to see it unfold so dramatically in the gaming industry. Unfortunately for us who remember those good ol' BF days, another developer has not filled that gameplay void.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Jan 6, 2022, 14:10
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 6, 2022, 14:10
Jan 6, 2022, 14:10
 
Italian mafia boss caught after Google Maps sighting in Spain.
Cool, another case solved by a corporation cataloging the public domain and it's citizens, then being used by law enforcement as a big brother surveillance program that skips over all the privacy and protection rights of the citizens it seeks to protect.
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Re: EA Exec Tweets and Deletes About "Brutal" BF2042 Expectations
Jan 6, 2022, 13:09
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Re: EA Exec Tweets and Deletes About "Brutal" BF2042 Expectations Jan 6, 2022, 13:09
Jan 6, 2022, 13:09
 
Tom wrote on Jan 6, 2022, 11:32:
Was this one released too unfinished, poorly designed, poorly executed, or all of the above?

In any case, with 33% of Steam reviews positive and a 3.0 user score on Metacritic, it's a hard pass. Maybe it'll shake things up enough at EA to produce a good BF game next time around but I wouldn't count on it.

This video goes into detail https://youtu.be/2MKtgP7cHEk

Here's my quick breakdown...
  • Senior BF devs starting leaving the team after BF4. Some claiming they knew what fans wanted because they were fans of the franchise, but management was calling the shots and controlling creative direction. The youtuber suggests corporate was focused on chasing the success of competitors, rather than building it's own unique content from within
  • Design was focused on free battle royal because EA decided it NEEDED to compete in this space. It didn't know if Apex Legends could pull it off, and decided the BF name recognition was needed to attract fans to its F2P BR model.
  • It took 3 times longer than anticipated to get BF on an upgraded Frostbite engine, so it started behind schedule
  • More senior staff left BEFORE post-production started of BF2042, suggesting they knew it was going to be a steaming pile. Most people on the team have 7 years of experience or less, some new to Frostbite, new to BF, or new to both
  • The switch from battle royale to full price 'traditional' BF experience happened a month or two before post-production.
  • The UI team was so gutted by staff departures, it was almost entirely outsourced just a few months before the game was released.
  • Covid protocols meant that workers were no longer going into the office as the team transitioned to remote working. Many devs didn't have the hardware at home (consoles or PC) to test their code and changes, because EA provided that gear in the office. Remote workers had to download a new build every day on home networks (100 times slower) and ask fellow coworkers to test their bug fixes on their personal PS5 or XB or PC
  • Management hesitated to push out the launch, settled for a few weeks when everyone involved in development was asking for months
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jan 5, 2022, 19:52
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 5, 2022, 19:52
Jan 5, 2022, 19:52
 
CES 2022: ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, 17 Inch Foldable With Thunderbolt 4.

wow... for those that love typing on screens
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Re: NVIDIA CES Announcements
Jan 5, 2022, 13:41
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Re: NVIDIA CES Announcements Jan 5, 2022, 13:41
Jan 5, 2022, 13:41
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 12:29:
theglaze wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 12:24:
I do not understand why manufacturers like Asus, GB, Acer, etc have not taken the internals out of their laptops, and slapped them into a slim desktop SFF chassis. Remove the screen and keyboard, just need a slick mini-tower. Entry-level gamers can easily be satisfied with integrated GPUs delivered through small and practical desktops.
Nvidia and AMD probably forbid it.
And even if the GPU is integral to the motherboard it's still a discreet device.
Who knows how the supply chain and contracts are configured; I'm speaking to the practicality of using the laptop platform in a different form factor. It would be more attractive to the 'mainstream' gamers who can't get a new console or want entry level to PC, who have never built a computer before, or view electronics as a consumable rather than an upgradable platform. Miners won't buy these platforms because the cost to hashing ratio will be unattractive. And the 'hardcore' PC gamers who desire the features/performance of a dedicated video card won't be competing against these people bored in a pandemic (with money to spend) and willing to buy expensive pre-builds. Furthermore, I can't speak to global markets, but laptops with RTX 30 series have been regularly available (compared to desktop variants)... suggesting that supply is exceeding demand for gaming laptops.

Look. I fixed the GPU shortage. If only I had more influence than the Blue's forums...
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