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Dune
Oct 22, 2021, 14:19
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Dune Oct 22, 2021, 14:19
Oct 22, 2021, 14:19
 

Read the book, saw the Villeneuve movie yesterday and it was GREAT.

Definitely looking forward to part 2.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Oct 20, 2021, 19:54
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Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 20, 2021, 19:54
Oct 20, 2021, 19:54
 

Same for Ethereum... 4.1K...

*laughs in GPUnobtainium*
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Re: Blissfully ignorant
Oct 20, 2021, 17:16
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Re: Blissfully ignorant Oct 20, 2021, 17:16
Oct 20, 2021, 17:16
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 13:02:
DDG 4 LIFE!

*High Fives*
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Oct 20, 2021, 11:18
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 20, 2021, 11:18
Oct 20, 2021, 11:18
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 09:54:
I had a friend that wanted to buy the new intel chip and the people at microcenter were telling him you needed at minimum a 1000 watt power supply and those are not cheap. He went the comparable AMD chip.

This^^, even stock most high-end Intel chips nowadays require extra components that are pricey, pricier mobo with solid VRMs, pricier PSU, pricier cooling.

So even if both CPU sell for the same price, your Intel system is gonna be pricier in the end.

And not only that, your room is going to be much warmer, you'll need to run that AC harder, more money and energy wasted to the power consumption gods.

Until Intel gets their power consumption issues under control, this is going to be an ongoing issue.
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Facebook fined a record £50m by UK competition watchdog
Oct 20, 2021, 11:10
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Facebook fined a record £50m by UK competition watchdog Oct 20, 2021, 11:10
Oct 20, 2021, 11:10
 

50m? What a joke, for FB it's pennies.
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Facebook denies weak performance on hateful content
Oct 18, 2021, 16:12
1.
Facebook denies weak performance on hateful content Oct 18, 2021, 16:12
Oct 18, 2021, 16:12
 

FB to shareholders be like: "Anger/fear/moral indignation inducing and rabbit hole content still bringing in billions!"
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 18, 2021, 16:06
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2021, 16:06
Oct 18, 2021, 16:06
 
About that TV, worst part is it's probably just 1 faulty component that costs a few dollars at most.

I can't remember how many times I had an old Quasar CRT TV repaired for a few bucks each time by an electrician friend of mine decades ago, it's still working today. Hasn't failed in 20 years and still playing retro console games on it from time to time.

Bloody shame and waste of resources that we don't have access ( for the most part ) to repair like this anymore.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Oct 18, 2021, 14:43
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 18, 2021, 14:43
Oct 18, 2021, 14:43
 
Foreword: I usually ignore MLID sourced content, but it's not the first time I hear such rumors in the last few weeks, still, take it with a grain of salt. That being said...

theglaze wrote on Oct 18, 2021, 13:15:
how the hell could nvidia delay production during peak sale season and not receive a shareholder uproar

Simple, they've been reaching their quarter targets each and every time.

It's not an unusual practice either. Car manufacturers do this from time to time. When they know they're gonna reach their quarterly target that is going to increase the company shares, they halt production at the point they know they're gonna reach that target. Then they resume production for the next quarter and have another record quarter instead of plateauing and have the share prices plateau too.

There's nothing surprising really, it's just business. And it's a good way to keep the shareholders happy too.

Nullity wrote on Oct 18, 2021, 14:12:
Bodolza wrote on Oct 18, 2021, 13:37:
It doesn't even make sense. Retailers are purchasing the cards for a fixed price. What the retailers actually charge the customers doesn't affect how much Nvidia is getting per card.
This was my first thought as well.

Are you sure about that?

And they plan on releasing the 4000 series "relatively soon" too, the higher they keep the prices til then, the higher they can put the next MSRP on the next serie. 400-500$ 4060 anyone? You know Nvidia wants that...

Also AMD is no threat either supply wise so they don't even risk losing market share. Not until the shortage at TSMC ( also supplying Intel GPUs ) is resolved, it gives them a year or 2 to continue pulling shenanigans and shoving shit down PC gamers throats who've been lapping it up during the crypto crisis, all the while registering record profits quarter after quarter.

It's the ratchet effect on GPU prices. Miners and scalpers drove up the prices, Nvidia then makes sure the prices don't go back down by driving up lower SKUs pricing with ludicrous MSRP. They already began with Turing and are simply continuing with Ampere and are probably gonna continue with the next one as long as it works and they continue to register record quarterlies.

Why not continue to do it as long as the quarterlies are up?

*****

All in all, it makes perfect business sense, it's win-win everywhere for them.

This comment was edited on Oct 18, 2021, 15:05.
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Re: Steam reportedly Banning Crypto Games
Oct 16, 2021, 17:58
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Re: Steam reportedly Banning Crypto Games Oct 16, 2021, 17:58
Oct 16, 2021, 17:58
 
theglaze wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 12:40:
Cryptocurrency isn't a new disease that has to be eradicated or we're all doomed.

You have clearly no idea what you're talking about, according to projections it should have a bigger impact than the internet and information technologies combined had.

For that to happen massive amounts of energy, the likes of which humanity has never seen, will need to be wasted and ungodly amounts of CO2 released in the atmosphere. Crypto mining's CO2 and energy consumption are following an EXPONENTIAL curve at an alarming rate.

How alarming a rate? Bitcoin alone used 9.59 TWh in February 2017 ( source: https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption ), a bit more than 4 years later it uses 175 TWh. Its corresponding CO2 generation followed the same trend. That's a ~2 times increase per year... At this rate ( and the way the algorithm works, there's no reason to believe it could ever slow down, it was built like this by design, call it Satoshi's "oops, I fucked the world" to make billions Ponzi moment ), it'll consume the equivalent of the current energy consumption of everything on the planet combined ( 23 398 TWh, source: https://www.statista.com/topics/6462/global-electricity/ ) somewhere in 2028.

Let that sink in.

If you believe for one second that crypto isn't the current/future main threat to life on Earth, you haven't been following what has been happening for the last 10 years and/or you have a lack of comprehension of basic maths, especially exponential functions.

FTFY:

theglaze wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 12:40:
It's a symptom of our diseased culture (anti)economic system.

It is... but it's like saying. "Well, I had this minor ache to the heart since I was a wee kid, it always passed, so this heart attack thing should be no big deal right? Right doc?"
*Doc facepalms*

Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 17:03:
The value of any currency whether it be US dollars or Dutch tulip bulbs, is completely based on the population's belief and trust in the currency to hold its "value".

Not crypto, it has been repeatedly and thoroughly proven to simply be a Ponzi scheme and nothing else. The numerous scientific demonstrations of this are out there, you need simply look for it. Just put your cognitive bias aside for a moment and look it up.
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Re: Epic Welcomes Blockchain Games
Oct 16, 2021, 17:38
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Re: Epic Welcomes Blockchain Games Oct 16, 2021, 17:38
Oct 16, 2021, 17:38
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 13:55:
Simon Says wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 12:39:

Epic crap store proving once again they'll sink to any depths as long as they profit from it.
I mean, isn't that why Steam is banning crypto games? Because they can't profit from them?

What? If they're sold on Steam, they take their cut... Duh?

RogueSix wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 17:22:
Yep and we all know that Valve are these shining white knights of moral integrity. Valve would NEVER allow racist, sexist or other morally ambiguous games on their store. They also IMMEDIATELY (like after the first three billion dollars) acted against scams like fake games, trading cards and other community market shenanigans.

Epic = blackest shades of black
Valve = whitest shades of white

Those are nice black or white and appeal to hypocrisy logical fallacies you got there...
T'would be a shame if someone noticed... OOPS!
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Re: Epic Welcomes Blockchain Games
Oct 16, 2021, 12:39
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Re: Epic Welcomes Blockchain Games Oct 16, 2021, 12:39
Oct 16, 2021, 12:39
 

Epic crap store proving once again they'll sink to any depths as long as they profit from it.
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Re: Steam reportedly Banning Crypto Games
Oct 16, 2021, 11:36
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Re: Steam reportedly Banning Crypto Games Oct 16, 2021, 11:36
Oct 16, 2021, 11:36
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 10:28:
Dumbledore wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 08:56:
MrBone wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 07:28:
Good. Crypto-currency contributes to destroying our planet via Climate-Change and should be banned. But they won’t do it.

uh oh. we have one of THOSE people here lol
OH NO , we have one of You people here--LMAO!

Beat me to it... As if wanting the specie to survive instead of mining virtual currency that has no real value other than the ponzi scheme its value is built on and adds no productive value whatsoever to anything other than itself is somehow... radical.

Imagine that.
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Windows 11 Beta Build Has Ryzen Cache Latency Fix
Oct 16, 2021, 07:06
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Windows 11 Beta Build Has Ryzen Cache Latency Fix Oct 16, 2021, 07:06
Oct 16, 2021, 07:06
 

Not totally fixed. There were 2 issues with the L3 cache, latency and bandwidth.

While the latency issue is fixed, the bandwidth issue is not completely fixed and is still about half ( up from about a tenth before the partial fix ) of what you'd get on Windows 10 on the same system.

I hope they fix that completely before Alder Lake reviews are due to be done... otherwise we'll get a somewhat inexact comparison tilting in Intel's favor.
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What If Panic Over Social Media Is Overblown
Oct 16, 2021, 06:44
6.
What If Panic Over Social Media Is Overblown Oct 16, 2021, 06:44
Oct 16, 2021, 06:44
 

The comparison to videogames is the most idiotic false analogy logical fallacy I've seen in a long time.

From their resume, the book just sounds like a denialist manifesto. Way to ignore the crushing Olympus Mons of verified and confirmed evidence.
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Re: Steam reportedly Banning Crypto Games
Oct 16, 2021, 06:38
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Re: Steam reportedly Banning Crypto Games Oct 16, 2021, 06:38
Oct 16, 2021, 06:38
 
jamiedj99 wrote on Oct 15, 2021, 20:13:
steam wants its 30%

If that was the case they'd just sell the games and take their cut. They would not ban them.

Sweat move by Steam, now do that everywhere.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Oct 14, 2021, 02:08
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 14, 2021, 02:08
Oct 14, 2021, 02:08
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 13, 2021, 20:14:
I totally understand why Windows 11 is performing poorly on AMD systems. AMD is a new company and they are new to the CPU world so Microsoft hasn't had a chance to even see one of their processors much less program for it.

Intel's hand up MS's ass approves that statement.
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Re: AMD Radeon RX 6600 Reviews
Oct 13, 2021, 14:14
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Re: AMD Radeon RX 6600 Reviews Oct 13, 2021, 14:14
Oct 13, 2021, 14:14
 

Steve from Gamers Nexus: "A slap in the face of consumers"

"It's not even stagnation at this point, it's regression."

Being pricier by 18% than the 5600XT and being barely ~5% faster in some cases ( sometimes tied ), not even 1% to 1% ( stagnation ). I tend to agree with that assessment.
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Re: Call of Duty: Warzone Anti-Cheat News Tomorrow?
Oct 13, 2021, 02:12
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Re: Call of Duty: Warzone Anti-Cheat News Tomorrow? Oct 13, 2021, 02:12
Oct 13, 2021, 02:12
 

Translation: Our crapware is gonna infect your kernel soon, I guess?
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Re: Into the Black
Oct 12, 2021, 10:15
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Re: Into the Black Oct 12, 2021, 10:15
Oct 12, 2021, 10:15
 

TL&DR: It's usually with woman on top, as they have a tendency to put their full weight on your appendage ( more likely when they are not in shape and can't control their movement or hold their weight up with just letting it fall uncontrolled, and even more likely when tired, so less of a problem with athletic and thin women I guess, unless she is a bit too enthusiastic and is using those muscles to slam herself on you anyway ) and are much less likely to notice a painful misalignment and/or torsion.

Morale of the story I guess... If you want to be sure, regardless of the woman, just take charge guys, lol.
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Re: Op Ed
Oct 11, 2021, 00:35
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Re: Op Ed Oct 11, 2021, 00:35
Oct 11, 2021, 00:35
 
Lorcin wrote on Oct 10, 2021, 22:37:
Side note, it's buttery smooth on ryujinx at 4k internal resolution on my 5600x/3070ti

Not possible, the developers of the emulator themselves have recognized the constant micro stuttering issue. Even a 3090 and the fastest CPU suffers from it..

Try it on Yuzu side by side, you'll recant that "buttery smooth" statement instantly. Yuzu plays it without any frametime variance, not Ryujinx, on it the frametimes are all over the place.

But... If the performance is acceptable enough to you as flawed as it is atm, enjoy mate.

jacobvandy wrote on Oct 11, 2021, 00:01:
A lot of armchair business strategists in here...

The subjects of exclusivity and console games marketing strategies are nothing new, they have been documented and thoroughly understood for more than a decade.
I'm simply restating/paraphrasing the conclusions of the foremost expert analysts in the field.
You want to call them "armchair business strategists", be my guest, but in doing so you might be showing your hand.
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