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    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    I have a RX 580 in my closet that I considered selling after checking the prices, and around $400 does seem to be the going price. Then I thought better of selling it, because it is the only decent backup card I have on hand. If my primary card kicked the bucket, I'd be hosed with the way things...
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    Taiwan drought could drastically cutback TSMC production

    I've always lived by the motto: expect the worst, and all your surprises will be pleasant ones. I've been pleasured precious little these past few months.
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    Blizzard Announces Diablo 2: Resurrected

    It seems impossible for large video game publishers to maintain a good reputation. Blizzard was once worshipped as a company that cared about its fans and produced quality games; those days are long gone. More recently CDPR have shit the bed, and that seemed an impossibility so soon after all...
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    Logitech G Hub - Still Sucking?

    I just switched from a Corsair mouse and keyboard to Logitech (G502 and G815). I love the hardware—the G815 is especially heavenly—and I don't mind the software, at least compared to the pile of shit that is iCUE. Aside from being a bit clunky to use, I haven't ran into anything particularly...
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    Nvidia bringing the 1050 ti back from the dead to meet demand

    I'm guessing the demand is from people who've blown up or sold every graphics card they've owned over the past few years and live in a used GPU desert. Yeah, a bit of hyperbolic joking, but it isn't too far off the mark when it comes to how utterly fucking ridiculous (sad) the state of GPU...
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    Nvidia RTX 30-Series GPU Availability to Worsen in Q1: Report

    My friend was beating himself up about buying a 2080 Super around August of last year. I think he's feeling better about that decision now, and I'm feeling kind of idiotic that I decided to hold off on the GPU for my new build.
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    Google shutting down Stadia internal development

    Google gonna Google. It makes me less confident in all their services, including the perennial Gmail.
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    Hackers Hold Man's Penis For Ransom In Digital Chastity Belt, Demand Bitcoin To Unlock

    This is peak . . . something. I just don't know what in the hell what.
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    GameStop Stock keeps going up no end in sight

    I consider myself a smart guy, but I've completely lost the plot about . . . well . . . everything these days. You know how when you drop something and you go to grab it but it just keeps bouncing off your hand until it crashes to the floor? That's what my brain feels like trying to grasp all...
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    Microsoft patented a chatbot that would let you talk to dead people. It was too disturbing for production.

    I truly don't see how a cohesive society can survive all the fucked up AI shit coming down the pike. Something something luddite.
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    A Physicist Has Worked Out The Math That Makes 'Paradox-Free' Time Travel Plausible

    I subscribe to the block universe theory, so it's all rather moot to me.
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    Creative's Sound Blaster Z SE promises an even better audio experience

    I'm truly amazed this company is still in business. I have to give them props for that.
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Due to my Corsair M65 PRO mouse's buttons finally getting wonky enough that I threw it in the garbage, I've rediscovered my love for ye olde Logitech MX518. I pulled it out of storage to act as a stopgap until I get a new mouse. I'd used it for about 12 years before initially retiring it, and...
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    GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master OC Edition Pictured

    I have a X570 Aorus Elite WIFI with a 3900x and 128gb of memory and the only issue I have is that once in a blue moon it will randomly sleep and not wake up without a hard reset.
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    At Last, First Light for the James Webb Space Telescope

    "The telescope that ate astronomy". A phrase coined over a decade ago.
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    The Astronomic Rise In Cryptocurrency Prices Will Extend The GPU Shortages With Miners Looking To Purchases All The Newest GPUs - WCCFTech

    I had seven and some change in my BTC wallet that I'd forgotten about. I just checked it after reading this thread, and it's now $23.38. That crazy volatility is why crypto will never be a legitimate currency.
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    New Boston Dynamics Out Today

    The limiting technology for autonomous robots in the future is energy storage: batteries. I'm sure these things cannot run long before needing to recharge. We're a long way off (never) before being able to power robots with miniature fusion reactors a la "Terminator 3". I think battery...
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    Live Nation (Ticketmaster) to pay 10 Million. Poached competitor's employee to use passwords to hack their network.

    Ticketmaster is one of the few companies I'd call outright evil in their practices.
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    Sony removes Cyberpunk from the PS playstore

    You sound like a child. (and for the record, I don't own any console)
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    Sony removes Cyberpunk from the PS playstore

    But your fix isn't really true (assuming NMS = No Man's Sky). The big difference being the amount of goodwill CDPR cultivated with the Witcher 3. Even Blizzard in their heyday didn't enjoy the kind of love on the part of consumers that they showed towards CDPR in the wake of the Witcher 3...
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    Sony removes Cyberpunk from the PS playstore

    A product should just work. End of story. Fuck those in this thread blaming the consumers. When you buy a refrigerator, it should keep your food cold. When you buy a microwave, it should heat it. When a game is offered for sale, it shouldn't be broken beyond playability, especially coming from a...
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    Sony removes Cyberpunk from the PS playstore

    I knew hubris would bite CD Projekt on the ass eventually. Quick and outsized success based mainly on one game, with too many fans fellating them to the point where they thought they could do no wrong.
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    Glitterbomb 3.0 Porch Pirates 2020

    This video is clever but too kind. I'm all for getting medieval on thieves.
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    My "Silent Hill" music covers

    I've gone back to my wheelhouse:
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    Huge Google outage takes down Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, and more

    https://www.androidcentral.com/huge-google-outage-takes-down-gmail-youtube-google-drive-and-more
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    NVIDIA Bans Reviewer for Concentrating on Rasterization Instead of Ray Tracing

    As Linus pointed out, the larger reviewers' income is enough that the actual cost of the GPU is a relative pittance. So even if they had to purchase the GPUs, it would really be nothing but empty virtue signaling. Besides which, goodbye day one reviews if they had to buy them like everyone else.
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    NVIDIA Bans Reviewer for Concentrating on Rasterization Instead of Ray Tracing

    The most likely thing is they're going to try and walk this back. The rage against Nvidia on this is unprecedented. Linus alone can do some pretty serious harm to Nvidia's GPU sales by coming out against them like he has.
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    NVIDIA Bans Reviewer for Concentrating on Rasterization Instead of Ray Tracing

    Yup, they're the only video reviewer I watch, so this dick move guarantees that I'll be going AMD this time around (as soon as they're widely available).
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    GIGABYTE Releases Resizable BAR Support for AMD 500-series Motherboards via BIOS Updates

    I have a X570 Aorus Elite Wi-Fi, but alas, a 3900x CPU.
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    Scalper group says it has ‘no regrets’ over reselling 3,500 Playstation 5 consoles

    Everyone is crying poor-mouth now trying to excuse their actions. It's all bullshit. I put a guitar up for sale, and the amount of people I had messaging me crying about how I should lower the price because they're having a hard time due to the pandemic pissed me the fuck off. If you're really...
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    AMD 6800 vs 3070 RT leaks

    If AMD really is beyond all doubt curb-stomping Nvidia this go'round, maybe they don't feel the need to trumpet the fact, because the reviews will do it for them. But yeah agreed with the above about waiting for said reviews.
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    AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs to Boost Perf With Ryzen 5000 CPUs via Smart Memory Access

    I hope this tech can be made to work with Ryzen 3000 procs down the road, if at all possible (I've no clue).
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    [WCCF] [IgorsLab] Alleged performance benchmarks for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT "Big Navi" graphics card have been leaked out.

    Hopefully, from Nvidia's point of view, this generation AMD is like an annoying little chihuahua that has been snapping around your heels, then suddenly jumped up and chomped down on your nads.
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    Department of Justice Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

    The internet these days is basically a handful of social media sites, e-commerce sites, YouTube, and Wikipedia. The internet feels much smaller now.
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    I started where you did, came to the point where you are now, and now I'm somewhere else. Musk is basically a science fiction nerd with the actual ability and wherewithal to make some of those sci-fi fantasies a reality. You have to swallow a lot of head-in-the-clouds bullshit from the guy, but...
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    We've Long Waited for Fusion. This Reactor May Finally Deliver It—Fast.

    Yeeeup. I'll quickly scan most stories regarding fusion power, think cool I guess then instantly forget them. It's just not worth devoting any of my long-term memory to it until it's for certain sure a viable production-ready energy source.
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    RTX 3080 Founder's Edition Review by Gamer's Nexus.

    Don't get me wrong, I overall enjoy his videos—they're insanely informative—and I agree that he must have a true passion for it. I just cannot overlook his joyless and somewhat passive-aggressive attitude. I already hate how more and more we're being driven to video reviews and articles. If...
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    RTX 3080 Founder's Edition Review by Gamer's Nexus.

    I guess this is kind of off-topic, but every video I've watched of that Gamer Nexus guy, he always seems irritable and a little snarky. It like he hates the whole process of reviewing hardware, and is poorly trying to suppress his feelings.
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    The same. I have never sold any of my used hardware. I've given away some parts, sure, but never sold. What I don't give away goes in the dumpster after a few years.
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