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    One of the worse PC builds you seen.....

    I've done stupid things in the past because I didn't know better. My first PC was a Compaq Presario and every time I reinstalled Windows 95 I flashed the bios without knowing why, but I did it anyway. Then one day I just unplugged the PC while it was flashing and to the repair center it went...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    I know, it's amazing isn't it? Having choices is amazing. I don't care how it came about so long as it did. As far as I'm concerned Gnome, Mate, KDE, Cinnamon, and etc all have good reasons for existing. I'm sure Microsoft makes it easy to customize things. No wait, they don't have that...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    You're right, it isn't free. Unless you're a USB-IF member then it is free. If you're not a member then it's $3,500 for a two year term. I'm sure Apple would charge less. If the other end of the wire looks like this then it's electrically the same. Apple's Lightening cable, USB-C, USB Mini...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    No chit, and that's why USB-C is the standard and not Apple's lightening connector. Unless it's an open and free standard then nobody will adopt it. For the past 20 years the only real difference in charging wires for mobile devices is the shape of the connector. We've moved from USB 1.1...
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    One of the worse PC builds you seen.....

    It's bad but it probably worked for a while since the fans have dust. Using thumb screws to hold a hard disk isn't bad, it's actually fine so long as it doesn't interfere with anything. Considering there's also thumb screws on the motherboard, that suggests that the person didn't have any...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I never played Shadowlands so I can't confirm. I'm only in TBC. Yes and no. OpenGL hasn't been a thing in Windows for nearly 2 decades with some exceptions here and there. OpenGL was a thing for Mac until Apple introduced Metal and basically left it to bit rot. It's still the #1 API for...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    The things to take away from the video is this. Dolphin which is using ARM and Metal API still runs slow compared to PC. Civ 6 runs like dirt on the M1. CSGO is bad because it uses OpenGL and Apple gave up on OpenGL. Warhammer 3 requires M1 but uses Rosetta2 because it needs Intel features...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Linus Tech Tips just released this and it starts with gaming benchmarks. Only world of warcraft nearly matched the RTX 3090 in performance with graphic glitches.
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    You ever see a website that wants you to accept cookies? That's from the EU. As an American I don't need to deal with that shit but I gotta because Europe is big. If America wanted to force phone manufacturers to use Apple's charging standard you bet Europe would too, but that would mean...
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    The Balls on Intel...

    Lets do a test and assume you're an iPhone user. Lets see who can install an NES emulator on their phones the fastest. 123 GO! I win because you can't as it's against Apple's rules. Lets see who can block Youtube ads. That's right you can't do that either. If only there was a way to side...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Consoles are tied to the clock speed of the CPU, so it's no where near the same as Apple's hardware. The fact that most developers are using MoltenVK shows that it isn't even a huge factor. You did watch the video I posted like a page or two ago where someone ran Fortnite on a M1 Max and got 1...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    They all believe the cards will be overclocked and pushed into a hot box which would wear down the cards if this were the case. Even still, 2 years of mining is not enough to wear out the cards. If anything I see it as proof that these cards are built well. If something lasts 2 years under...
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    The Balls on Intel...

    No no, it would be fascism. If you were to simply delete the government and leave a void then someone will step in and take over, usually with an iron fist. You can't have no government as there must always be a government of some sort. The person that takes over will usually take over the...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Single threaded performance is hard to do because there's not many ways to do it without sacrificing efficiency. Remember in that CPU's are not GPU's because CPU's are specifically about processing things in order. You can either increase the clock speed, which is what Apple seems to have done...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    In America Apple has nearly 50% market share, but worldwide it has 13%. That's sad that us Americans are that in love with Apple products. Last I checked the world isn't America, and therefore Apple is the one not following existing market standards. Europe also favors Android by 72%. Isn't...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    The way things work is that manufacturers find the sweet spot at which a chip can run before degradation takes hold. Considering how many chips have lasted for decades, I imagine this isn't a problem unless somebody pumps voltage and clocks speeds above OEM. Miners though will usually...
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    The Balls on Intel...

    That's not how things work. Intel goes out of business and AMD is free to become the new Intel, but probably worse. Government ain't going nowhere because there must always be a ruler. You get ride of government and suddenly we have fascism, which isn't better. If there's no rule or law then...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    I've also accidentally bought a mining card with no video output on it. The seller didn't mention that and listed the card with HDMI and DP ports. The seller took it back but keep an eye out for those type of cards since they're meat for mining only.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    My cousin has a Eth farm with twelve GPU's and he's making $6 per day. I don't think it's even paying for the electricity at this point. 3090's as well as 3080's are premium cards and therefore will be out of reach of most consumers even after the crash. Even still, there's stories of 3090's...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    Personal experience as always means nothing. You can certainly find GPU's for sale now because of the changing market, but you certainly couldn't find one before. You can certainly enter a queue and get one but most GPU's MSRP is also overpriced. Most people buy $200 - $300 priced GPU's and...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    I know some of you are miners here and those of you can go ahead and have a financial death. Here's some classic duke advice, and that's to sell your cards now. Crypto isn't recovering for a number of years so I'd start selling them now before everyone dumps them into the market. Right now...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    Oh no miners didn't make money. :LOL: I really don't care because these people decided not only to ruin my hobby but also ruin the environment by wasting electrify for fake money. Bitcoin already hit $18k and will probably continue to drop more as the market can't dump enough crypto. Anyone...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    Market had nothing to do with it. EU is responsible for why we have wire standards today. common external power supply (common EPS) which was done in 2009. It was voluntary so of course Apple didn't do it. To be fair the lightening cable was better in that it didn't matter which way you...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Most desktop environments available on Linux are 100x better than what Windows 10/11 has. I can say this because they cater to whatever type of user you are. I can install Mate in my Cinammon Mint installation and simply log out and choose Mate and then I'll log into Mate. I can also install...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    I only use my phone for phone stuff. Any serious productivity is done on my computer. The removal of the slide out qwerty keyboard ruined any chance of being productive on a phone for me. Only good for checking email, quick web browsing, watching YouTube, and checking text messages. The...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    The move away from Windows isn't entirely on how Windows 11 currently works but what direction Microsoft wants to go with Windows. The push for login in a Microsoft account is even harder than before, which indicates that Microsoft is pushing harder for telemetry data collection. Sure you can...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    I do this but Steam doesn't handle every game that isn't on Steam. I know there's a way to route this but I'd rather just have it where I double click and run the application, instead of going through Steam. Elden Ring runs through Steam just fine, but World of Warcraft has Battle net so I use...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    This is why I recommend Linux Mint because it's the most Windows like experience, even down to Windows 10's faults. Kinda worried they may copy the Windows 11 UI. Also the desktop experience with Cinnamon is better because the start button actual works, unlike Windows 10. I never use the...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    I have since moved onto Linux Mint with Windows 10 on a different SSD if I need to boot back into Windows. I haven't needed to yet for 3 months. That may change with new games and etc but so far so good. I'm just sick of Microsoft turning Windows into something other than a OS. Mac OSX...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    How is any of this proving me wrong? You did all this which is great but you really think most people do this? BTW, I too am a car nut and here's one of many videos I made showing me fixing my Porsche 928 I rebuilt entirely. The sad thing is that the temp sensor housing I designed and printed...
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    Apple’s new MetalFX Upscaling system will compete with AMD FSR, Nvidia DLSS

    No of course, they just add gaming features for the shits and giggles. When Gabe Newell worked for Microsoft they did a study to see what people did with their computers and porn and gaming was the top two. At the time Doom was installed in more PC's than Windows. So you're saying that...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Apple wants to not depend on anyone for their products. Remember the fiasco where Apple didn't want to pay Qualcomm license fees for their radio hardware? Of all companies, they had Intel make it. That's not because it's better, because the Intel radio was inferior to the Qualcomm one, but...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    This is something I predicted would happen. At some point Nvidia and Qualcomm will release killer ARM SoC's because unlike Apple they have a much larger market to sell these too, and therefore much larger reason to invest R&D. The iPhone market is very large but the M based hardware isn't for...
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    Intel accidentally published some info on the Intel 4 process

    Cool I guess. Can't wait to see a working product and then care.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    The Apple M chips advantage and the only thing that confuses people about it's performance is the Media Engine that Apple put into it. The Media Engine is a heavy duty video encoder decoder that consumes very little power, and is honestly very impressive considering what it can do. It's why...
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    Apple’s new MetalFX Upscaling system will compete with AMD FSR, Nvidia DLSS

    That matters now why? Hardly anyone uses Metal, and if they are it's through MoltenVK. 2% is a lot in my opinion for an API that Apple is foolishly pursuing over Vulkan. As a Linux user I don't like DXVK or VKD3D over using a native API like Vulkan, for the same reasons. Wait, you think...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    For those that think Apple makes their hardware entirely from scratch, just keep in mind their M1 chips have the PACMAN flaw that effects ARM. So yea, Apple didn't make their ARM chips from scratch, unless Apple engineers were so good at making CPU's that they somehow arrived at the same flaw...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    How is it a downgrade? I've had to clean the lightning cables often due to one of the pins corroding to the point where it won't conduct power. Still backwards compatible. Still doesn't need all new wires for old devices, just for new devices to take advantage of the new speed. Yea, and you...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    It's a wire. How can we improve a wire? For the past 20 years we're making changes to wires just to keep you buying new wires. USB-C should be the last wire we'll ever need. USB type A hasn't changed in over 20 years and nobody complained.
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    Apple’s new MetalFX Upscaling system will compete with AMD FSR, Nvidia DLSS

    You act like Apple doesn't have money to spend on major changes to their OS. If Apple went so far to integrate Metal into their UI, then that's a mistake they made on purpose. It's not like MacOSX is exceptional or anything. This is to Apple's benefit in terms of adoption, but Apple wants...
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