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    Apple M1

    IIRC, Apple has what's called a perpetual license for ARM.
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    Apple M1

    My laptop uptime is currently 14 days and that's about to end tomorrow or the next as there's a security update. My workstation is at 48 days and that will end when I apply another security update (it's two OS versions behind due to age and Apple not supporting it beyond High Sierra). Crashing...
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    Apple M1

    It's no secret around here that I produce video. We have multiple instructors for multiple projects that take multiple weeks to get done and multiple tasks required to get raw unedited video to a final publishable product. I'd be absolutely useless to anyone if I had to wait for one of these...
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    Apple M1

    Your inability to work on multiple projects simultaneously doesn't affect my ability to do so.
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    Apple M1

    I'm usually working on four to eight projects at the same time; ten to sixteen applications open; web browser with quite a few windows and tabs (30+) open... One project at a time? That's me on vacation. Dual boot? Hell, no. That's too much time wasted. That's what a second or third computer is...
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    I was going to post the same thing but you stated it better than I could.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    I made my decision to avoid nVidia after the GPP fuckery and am glad to see AMD matching or beating the competition. Good show, AMD! (y)
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    Haven't built a rig since the i7-3770k was king, is hardware offloaded audio still a thing? I'm finding very little [H]ard evidence on the subject.

    My wife has an older version of the Razor Kraken. It doesn't sound that bad but it's no match against the built-in computer audio out to my Sennheisers.
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Our current cable internet isn't bad (100/10) but we're planning on moving north in the next 1 to 5 years where we anticipate being rather far away from fast (let alone stable) internet. The existence of LEO satallite internet is very intriguing from that standpoint.
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    How do you convert wav file to CDA?

    Your 5.1 multi-channel WAV file is not compatible with the two-channel Red Book audio format of CDs. To burn to a CD so that CD players can play them you need to down mix the audio to two channels so that it complies with the standard (as has already been pointed out to you, which you appear to...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Compared to Bulldozer it was... Now Zen2 is quite amazing as AMD finally mitigated the weaknesses of the original Zen architecture.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    I was seriously considering a silencer for my home defense weapon with the stimulus money but the wife placed a hold on that (she wants any intruder to hear the full sonic impact) so instead I’m considering a compensator. With the leftover I’m considering a Zen 3 plus RDNA2 card. Even the...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    I’m going to hazard a guess that you don’t spend a lot of time supporting users.
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    Logitech Z625 Speaker System

    As long as my current speakers continue to work on my dresser top workstation I’m going to continue to use them. I’ve tracked down the weak point to the controller input (the one that goes from the subwoofer to the volume/bass/treble controller) and I sometimes just need to apply differential...
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    Apple ARM Based MacBooks and iMacs to come in 2021

    I already have an iPad Pro so I'm not planning on jumping to a desk/laptop with ARM for home use. For work, since we're discussing 2021 budgets right now, I've made my recommendation that we get the last available Intel-based MacBook Pro before phasing out using Macs entirely.
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    Logitech Z625 Speaker System

    Thank you! I'll check those out as well.
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    Logitech Z625 Speaker System

    This is going to be attached to my Linux workstation. I’m really interested in using the optical out and completely bypassing the internal DAC though it does play nicely with Debian 10...
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    How Do U Show Off?

    Music Nightwish "The Poet and the Pendulum" from Dark Passion Play Sirenia "The Sirens of the Seven Seas" from The 13th Floor Metallica Black and S&M, and "One" from ...And Justice for All Peter Gabriel "The Feeling Begins" from The Last Temptation of Christ Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps...
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    Logitech Z625 Speaker System

    An intriguing recommendation. Since Best Buy carries them I may be able to listen to them. My current speaker system is an old Monsoon PlanarMedia Flat Panel Satellite and Sub arrangement (probably around 2001 to 2003 vintage) . Thankfully, they're metal (probably to protect the electrostatic...
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    Logitech Z625 Speaker System

    Would anyone who has had this product like to comment on it? Since I partially killed the line out of my motherboard‘s sound module and the speaker system I currently have is exhibiting problems I am very interested in this product as it has an optical input thus eliminating the need to purchase...
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    Logitech Z625 Speaker System

    Would anyone who has had this product like to comment on it? Since I partially killed the line out of my motherboard‘s sound module and the speaker system I currently have is exhibiting problems I am very interested in this product as it has an optical input thus eliminating the need to purchase...
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    Looking to rebuild audio system, seeking advice

    I guess you could call me one of 'those' people. For my MIL's system, all the speakers are at 7' and point down to the 'listening area' which is a pretty amorphous concept in her house (chairs are in a massive line meaning only one seat is in the correct spot). It's reasonably okay, not ideal...
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    Distro Confusion

    I was an XFCE user for the longest time but when I set up my Debian 10 system I chose KDE Plasma as my DE. I am really liking it so far.
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    The NUCs are back in town

    I have enough (well, who really has enough?) guns but I'm increasing my ammo supply. :D
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    We're in a Navi thread which makes Navi issues a relevant topic. As far as I know, nVidia has no direct control over Navi and its issues. You can go through some nVidia threads where I've discussed nVidia issues if you feel like getting balanced coverage.
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    First off, I don't own any RTX cards nor any space invaders cards. I have my 1070 and my needs are covered adequately by the hardware I have. But I guess I can't talk about RTX at all as I don't have a card that supports it. :rolleyes: Nor can I have an opinion on space invaders cards as I have...
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    Someone could make a very similar case to your knowledge about RTX and 2080 Ti cards (specifically). I'm not sure you want to pick this particular hill to die on...
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    Apple ARM Based MacBooks and iMacs to come in 2021

    Really good pros and cons being brought up here. I know, for my work, if Apple makes Macs (iMacs, MacBooks, Mac Pros) using ARM, I would see no justification for requesting/using a Mac at work: If I have a Mac I can work with product sources that come from both a Mac and a PC/Windows.
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    Windows 10 seriously!

    I had a few issues when I was running the Fast Ring (Windows 10 Insider Edition) but that's pretty much what you sign up for when using pre-release software; only once did I have a horrid experience but was able to back out the change that prevented the system from booting. The only issues I...
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    what do you do with old video cards

    Old cards not supported by current versions of Windows can still be excellent cards for a light-weight Linux distro; I still have an ATI 4890 in my old Debian box (Xfce window manager).
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    Doom Eternal accidentally ships without Denuvo DRM, making pirates’ job easier

    I'm on both sides of this equation: I work for a publisher of intellectual property so I'm anti-pirate; I am also very anti-DRM as it hurts the legitimate user more than it does a pirate (who is simply going to eventually get the content regardless of how many gates you put around it). I've...
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    In Europe Netflix might throttle during peak hours

    I'm still getting my 100 Mbps from San Francisco to S3, despite the state lockdown (I live in Arizona but my transfer machine is in California). AT&T is doing a good job of maintaining the contracted business service there.
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    AMD Launches Ryzen 4000 Series: Unleashed With Big Performance Gains

    AMD can't afford to relent. Intel is also still a very profitable company and has not really suffered from AMD's resurgence so, no, it's not enough. Once AMD is an existential threat to Intel would it be necessary to ask this question.
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    NVIDIA GeForce Ampere GPU Rumors:

    My 1070 was 450 when I got it. RTG had no response to it for almost another year. Clearly mid-range then straddled the 400 to 500 mark Clearly nVidia had no incentive to lower prices as there was no competition
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Process refinement. It's not like they've never done that before.
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    Favorite Linux distro?

    I've had eye surgery and my 43' TV/Monitor is sitting 4' away from me so 2:1 works great for me; I've simply set zoom to 'force' my 4K TV to act like a 2K. There's a system wide font setting in the Fonts section of Settings, including forcing DPI.
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    Favorite Linux distro?

    When I set up Debian Linux this time I decided to use something other than Xfce so I am using KDE Plasma 5. I won't call it perfect but it works well with my video card (I'm using the nVidia binary blob so I have full video acceleration).
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    Security Implications of AMD’s Cache Way Predictors - funding by Intel

    Maybe Intel should take that funding research and, I don't know, just maybe use it to fix the untold legions of security flaws in their own products? Sure, it's good to know what the flaws are in your competition but I think the cash is a bit misplaced here. :confused:
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    Playstation 2 turns 20 today.

    My ex-wife and I bought the original XBox and then bought the smaller controllers. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not the original or the smaller size is better. I still have that XBox but haven't played it in years.
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    AMD Moves From Infinity Fabric to Infinity Architecture: Connecting Everything to Everything

    One of the SGI workstations had something like this, if I recall correctly.
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