FloodAnxiety wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 16:23:Well, "data" is actually the plural of "datum", which is a Latin word that isn't used much in English. So "data are" is technically correct, but it's more formally used in certain contexts. In colloquial usage, it just doesn't sound right, at least to me.
I agree; the correct way is "Data is".
Some words are always plural, and you can't really have a singular quantity of it. For example: "snow". You would say "The snow is white", not "the snow are white". An individual piece of snow is not "snow", it is a different word. Same with data. An individual piece of data is not called data, it is called a bit. The collection of all the bits forms a singular "data", just like the collection of all the snowflakes forms a singular "snow".
I'm just imagining Blue being like... "the rain are wet" and I can't stop laughing.
Beamer wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 14:09:But exactly that happens every generation with the ti/super cards. It's expected, people know it's coming.
You're absolutely right that this is because they know some people are willing to pay obscene amounts of money. And those people would be annoyed if the lower end cards hit first, and they bought them, then the higher end ones hit
Beamer wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 14:09:Of course there will be, I touched on that, and never meant to suggest otherwise. There will be 4070, 4060, 4050 (etc) cards offered at some point. But that's in the future, and doesn't change the state of affairs happening right now.
I will 100% guarantee that there's a 40X0 to compete with every price point of the Radeon 7000, and that they're actually competitive. They've been doing this long enough to know that, as nice and profitable as whales are, you need the scale of $300 GPU sales to keep development alive.
Beamer wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 12:28:That may look reasonable at first glance, but unfortunately, that's not what's happening - these aren't meant to be new ultra high-end products, it's just normal generational tech advancement. Simon laid a lot of it out very well, but it's more than that.
Yeah. Again, this is naming convention only. It appears they're pushing to stretch the line into higher end products this time around.
Data are.I know that this is grammatically correct, but it just looks and sounds completely wrong, I don't like it. My biggest grammatical pet-peeves (aside from the simple stuff like people using the incorrect form of "they're" or "you're"):
Comcast promises huge boost to cable upload speeds by end of 2023.You'll only be able to afford it if you're in the 1%, but just think, now you can hit your laughable monthly data cap faster than ever!
Halo Infinite Didn't Meet Microsoft's Financial Expectations.Mediocrity aside, perhaps the decision to release the game long before the co-op campaign was finished, which is arguably the most popular aspect of the Halo franchise, may have played a part?
Intel Teases 6 GHz Raptor Lake at Stock, 8 GHz Overclocking World Record.It requires a dedicated 220v line, and can heat a 2000 sqft home. (/s - sort of)
The first US video game studio to unionize is shutting down.This headline could be taken to imply that the union is in some way related or responsible for the studio shutting down. For anyone who didn't read the article, I wanted to clarify that they are not related - it's just a bad title.
Erf345_ wrote on Sep 7, 2022, 13:48:What? If there's one thing CDPR definitely isn't, it's lazy. The game was just shipped before it was finished, it's as simple as that. They didn't have the time to flesh out the system as they originally wanted, so we got the current half-baked system.
Let's be honest. The cops in cp2077 weren't/are not broken, that's how they was originally developed.
In other words 'lazy' development. Now go away now....
I'm sure there's far more to making cops chase you in cars than just typing <police.chase-you.in_cars="true"> into the game's engine.Well of course that won't work. The value "true" is wrapped in quotes, which makes it a string when it should be a boolean. Rookie mistake, CDPR. I'll send you my bill.
FIFA 23 Seemingly Just Leaked, a Month Early.How much could there be to leak? I'll be exactly like FIFA 22, except with a slightly updated roster, more bugs, and more microtransactions (although for this series, "micro" seems wholly incorrect).
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2022, 19:38:I see what you did there. *nods approvingly*jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2022, 19:02:That's what happens when rule of law is left to Billionaire Mobsters.
I wonder what Gorbachev thought of how Putin is wrecking Russia.
Good thing that could never happen here.
This nasty Amazon Ring vulnerability could have exposed all your recordings.I don't think the fact that Amazon just gives everyone access could technically be considered a "vulnerability".
Here is how you can still open Internet Explorer in Windows 11 if you really, really want to.FFS, just let it die.
Ring’s new TV show sounds like a dystopian America’s Funniest Home Videos.This just feels... disturbing.
FTC aims to counter the “massive scale” of online data collection.Seems a bit late at this point.