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  1. DooKey

    Who is buying a 3080 and 3090?

    I'm going to try to buy one of each. Will try them both out and then make a decision. I think I could sell either one for what I pay for either plus shipping/tax with no problems. Seems like the way to go for high-end gaming enthusiasts. Just my opinion. Those without a bias against NV need not...
  2. DooKey

    FS: 3900X cpu/2x8gb DDR4 3200/Intel 600p 1TB NVMe/RX 570/ASUS Prime x370-pro motherboard

    I'm offering the above up for sale to the DC community first since I'm retiring from the scene to concentrate on my Corvette hobby. I'm looking for $475 shipped for the above combo. The motherboard is a free add-in. Reason the motherboard is free is because I can't get it to run stable with...
  3. DooKey

    OpenPandemics project now open on WCG

    If you want to help COVID-19 vaccine research then attach to the new WCG project.
  4. DooKey

    Anthem seasons are being dropped as BioWare pledges to 'reinvent' the game

    Maybe BioWare isn't shelving Anthem after all. It appears they are going to make some major changes to the game over the coming year. I wouldn't mind seeing them do this since the game has potential. Anyway, I'm going to the Great Salt Lake to grab a few loads of salt. BioWare recommitted to...
  5. DooKey

    Free-DC about to go under. Please consider donating if you like the service.

    Title says it all. I'm sending the man $20 so he can keep things going. Please consider the same if you use the site. Here's what he had to say: "Free-DC is unfortunately running very low on funds (< $60) and I can probably only justify sustaining this for a few more months. Bandwidth alone is...
  6. DooKey

    Falcon Heavy making only second flight, but it’s already changing the game

    Last year the Falcon Heavy launched for the first time and as we all know it was carrying Elon's Tesla. Today marks the second launch and it's going to be carrying a paying payload into orbit. Also, it plans to top the double landing of booster rockets with a triple landing today. Hope all goes...
  7. DooKey

    Steam introduces feature to combat Borderlands review bombings, Gearbox CEO responds to situation

    Seems like a lot of people are review bombing Borderlands on Steam. As a result the Steam folks have added a filter to get rid of OT posts. The snake pitchford responds and doubles down on his Epic choice. It appears the controversy has made at least one person involved in the Borderlands...
  8. DooKey

    PayPal's new refund policy has sellers up in arms

    PayPal has changed their terms for sellers and now say they won't refund seller's fees when a buyer asks for a refund. This is supposed to begin on May 7. Seems to me this is just one more reason not to use PayPal. Alongside the refund changes, PayPal are also altering how they handle...
  9. DooKey

    Swatter Gets 20 Years

    Remember the clown who thought it was so funny to swat a fellow player online and then that player ended up getting shot by police and killed? Mr. Swatter is going to do 20 years for that little trick and hopefully his cellmate Bubba enjoys the time they spend together. The wheels of justice...
  10. DooKey

    NVIDIA is working on a new SHIELD Controller and SHIELD Remote

    The folks over at xdadevelopers believe they have evidence that Nvidia is working on a new controller and remote for the Shield TV. This isn't really that exciting by itself if you ask me. However, the xda guys are speculating that this could well be a hint that Nvidia is working on a new Shield...
  11. DooKey

    FTC Crackdown Stops Operations Responsible for Billions of Illegal Robocalls

    I don't know about anybody else but I hate robocalls. It's an epidemic and something needs to be done about them. At least the FTC is starting to crack down and hopefully they can stem the tide in the near future. Robocallers should DIAF. Four separate operations responsible for bombarding...
  12. DooKey

    Bethesda Releases New Wolfenstein: Youngblood Trailer

    This is a co-op shooter and it looks like it might be a good one.
  13. DooKey

    Hackers Hijacked ASUS Software Updates to Install Backdoors on Thousands of Computers

    If you are one of the folks that likes to install the crap that ASUS provides with your motherboard you might just have a nasty backdoor installing malware. According to Kaspersky Labs, via Motherboard, the ASUS servers were hacked last year and the hackers used it to install malware using the...
  14. DooKey

    Apple's Reinvention as a Services Company Starts for Real Monday

    There have been rumors flying all around about Apple moving towards services to expand their pocket books even more and the folks over at Bloomberg are saying all of the official announcements are coming Monday. If you think about it this move makes sense because iPhones are starting to reach a...
  15. DooKey

    Martian Skies Clearing over Opportunity Rover

    NASA really hit it out of the park when they designed and built the Opportunity rover. This bot has wandered all over Mars for the last 15 years even though NASA figured the rover would only make it through a 90-day mission window. Opportunity has been out of contact for some time now because of...
  16. DooKey

    THE PREDATOR Final Trailer (2018)

    The Predator series of movies is one of my favorites of all times. I've been looking forward to the latest release and they've been kind enough to put out their final trailer to make all of us drool. This one looks like a lot of fun and I can't wait to see it. BTW, there is some NSFW language in...
  17. DooKey

    F-35 Program Cutting Corners to “Complete” Development

    The Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has obtained a document that shows how problems with the F-35 are being recategorized instead of being fixed. They say this is because the program office needs to show that development of the F-35 is over so they...
  18. DooKey

    A New Painkiller Promises Relief Without Addiction

    Everyone knows by now that the U.S. is experiencing a huge opioid addiction problem and it gets worse every day. As a matter of fact, approximately 91 people die everyday from overdoses of painkillers. A new study of an opioid compound named AT-121 is showing non-addictive properties in simian...
  19. DooKey

    PC GPU Market Decreased Year-to-Year by 4.9%

    According to Jon Peddie Research, the PC GPU market decreased by 4.9% YTY in the second quarter. Nvidia and others have mentioned this as well, but it's nice to get further confirmation from an outside entity. JPR also reported that AMD shipments were down 12.3% and NV 7% QTQ. AIBs were harder...
  20. DooKey

    Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water we find out that Mastercard and Google are sneaky little...guys and have made a secret deal to use your retail sales data to better target you for ads on the internet. Yes, you read that correctly. Mastercard sold you out to Google for...
  21. DooKey

    NASA Wants Its Deep Space Gateway Habitat To Orbit The Moon By 2024

    NASA has been thinking about the Moon for a while now, but they haven't really presented a way forward. However, they are moving forward now and have released their most detailed plan on how they will go about it. They are going to put a Deep Space Gateway in orbit around the Moon by 2024. It...
  22. DooKey

    Spectre and Meltdown in Hardware: Intel Clarifies Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake

    Intel has said they are working on hardware fixes for Spectre and Meltdown, but they haven't been very specific about things lately. Anandtech decided to give them a ring and Intel told them a few more things about their upcoming processors. Amber Lake will not have any hardware fixes since it...
  23. DooKey

    New Solar Cells Offer the Chance to Print Out Solar Panels and Stick Them on Your Roof

    Australia is the site of the first commercial installation of solar cells that have been printed. These cells were printed using a wine label printer and 2000 square meters of them were installed by five people in one day. This is an amazing feat and this technology may be the one that brings...
  24. DooKey

    Amazon may Make a Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Service for Fire TVs

    Amazon may be making a free, ad-supported streaming service called Free Dive for Fire TVs. It may be similar to The Roku Channel and have licensed content from studios like Sony and Paramount. Also, this won't replace Prime Video and will simply be a supplement to that service. How well this...
  25. DooKey

    Battlefield 5 Has Been Delayed By a Month

    EA is delaying the Battlefield 5 release by a month and it will now be available on November 20th. They say this delay is because the core gameplay needs to be adjusted. Gameplay tempo, soldier visibility, and player friction are the areas they are looking into. I have to agree on the soldier...
  26. DooKey

    Cascade Lake at Heart of 2019 TACC Supercomputer

    The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has decided to go with Cascade Lake CPUs for their new supercomputer. This supercomputer will have computing power of 35 to 40 petaflops and should place it in the top five of the most powerful supercomputers. They decided to go with the Intel CPUs over...
  27. DooKey

    NordVPN: Why the False Allegations are Wrong

    A couple of days ago we brought you a story about NordVPN and accusations that they were reselling customer bandwidth. This is the other side of the story and NordVPN is denying all the accusations and claims it is a concerted troll effort based upon a patent infringement lawsuit that has...
  28. DooKey

    EA Establishing the Jacksonville Tribute

    As everyone knows, 4 people were killed and 11 wounded at a Jacksonville Madden tournament when one of the losing gamers went postal. This didn't sit well with the gaming community and it's not sitting well with EA. They have established the Jacksonville Tribute and will donate $1M to the...
  29. DooKey

    LEGO Built a Life Size, Drivable Bugatti From Over a Million Technic Pieces

    LEGO has built a drivable Bugatti and it took over a million pieces to do it. This thing is drivable and looks pretty close to the real thing. Further, it took almost 13,500 hours to build and even though it's not 100% LEGO parts you have to admit that this is a pretty impressive feat. If you go...
  30. DooKey

    A Majority of U.S. Teens are Taking Steps to Limit Smartphone and Social Media Use

    An interesting study from the Pew Research Center is showing that U.S. teens are starting to limit their use of smartphones and apps. It says 54% of teens are admitting to staying on the phones too much and almost the same percentage say they are trying to limit their use. In regards to social...
  31. DooKey

    AMD's V-EZ Goes Open Source

    Several months back AMD announced their V-EZ initiative. V-EZ is a cross-platform wrapper that makes it easier for developers to bridge the gap between standard graphics APIs and Vulkan. AMD says this tool isn't hardware specific and should work on non-AMD hardware. Further, in order to get this...
  32. DooKey

    DICE Made Nvidia’s Ray Traced Gaming Dreams a Reality in Just Eight Months

    DICE technical director, Christian Holmquist, says they began working on ray tracing for Battlefield 5 late last year and did it with early drivers and no hardware. That's just eight months ago and when you think about it this is pretty quick since it's new for PC gaming. Also, he says they went...
  33. DooKey

    You Can Now Run Windows 95 Inside Windows (or Linux or macOS)

    Slacker developer Felix Rieseberg has developed a nice little app that allows you to run Windows 95 on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It weighs in at a whole 129MB. However, a problem with Internet Explorer has been noted and you won't be able to use that to connect to the internet. Regardless, this...
  34. DooKey

    The Long Wait for The Man In The High Castle Season 3 is Coming to an End

    I know many of you are big fans of The Man In The High Castle and have been waiting a long time for season 3 to start. The long wait is almost over and it comes to us on October the 5th! To get us all ready for what is going to be an awesome season Amazon has released the official trailer. Watch...
  35. DooKey

    Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Trailer

    Treyarch has released a PC game trailer that shows Black Ops 4 in 4K resolution and claims the game will have uncapped framerate. They also say the game is balanced for the PC experience. Hopefully all of this is true and we see a decent PC shooter. Take a look at the trailer and let me know...
  36. DooKey

    Netflix is the Latest Company to Try Bypassing Apple’s App Store

    Netflix is wanting to join companies like Epic, who dumped Google Play, and bypass the Apple App Store. They are testing a way for their customers to register and pay for Netflix without using the Netflix app. While they are at it they are also looking to skirt the commissions from Google Play...
  37. DooKey

    Apple Hired Scores of Ex-Tesla Employees This Year, and not Just for its Car Project

    Apple is hiring lots of Tesla engineers lately and not all of them are working on the Apple car. Many of these engineers are getting one-and-a-half times the salary they were earning at Tesla and they like the leadership better at Apple. Some of the other projects they are working on are...
  38. DooKey

    GeForce Experience Is Bringing New Ray Tracing And AI Tech With Ansel RTX

    The folks at NVIDIA are in a full-court press in hyping their ray tracing technology and they've announced the new Ansel RTX. Ansel RTX is part of the new GeForce Experience and it leverages ray tracing and deep learning in the new RTX 2XXX family of GPU's. Using Ansel RTX you can take...
  39. DooKey

    iFixit Tears Down the Magic Leap One, Comes Away Less Than Impressed

    iFixit is known for making videos of device teardowns and they couldn't resist taking a look at what makes the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset tick. They believe this device is going to be a short-run piece of hardware and was pushed out to just get it on the market. Regardless, the more...
  40. DooKey

    World of Warcraft Far From Dead, Battle for Azeroth Breaks Launch Day Record

    I know a lot of people have tired of WoW over the years and I'm on of them, however, the latest expansion has sold more copies on launch day than any prior expansion of the venerable MMO. Blizzard is claiming 3.4 million copies sold on launch day and this is good news for the company since it's...
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