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    What was your least favorite graphics card?

    It puzzles me that some people list the S3 Virge. I got one when it came out (somewhere in 95) to replace my S3 Trio (32 or 64, don't remember) and it had blazing fast windows performance, great at DOS games, plus some very early rudimentary 3D. There were no other significant "players" in the...
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    Happy to see so many fond memories of the 9600/9700 All In Wonders. The 9700 AIW was also my favorite, that bundled Remote Wonder was great, great tv tuner back when it was useful, overall the most useful graphics card I've ever had. Honorary mention for the ATI XPERT@Play. It was a 3D Rage Pro...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    Hmm, I am starting to suspect you are not ignorant, but a troll, using dubious tweets to promote misinformation. I will just post here one of the sources which show the graphs (from the black box) of the TWO AoA sensors that Lion Air had (which you insist it didn't have, because they "didn't...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    The point I am making is that even if there is a second AoA sensor, the MCAS system software will not use it. It is not designed to use it, there's no option (and definitely not an option you'd pay for). That's what all the sources say, and your source doesn't say something different.
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    Dude, where are your getting your "alternative facts"? The whole point of the software fix they are preparing for months now is that it will feed off both sensors. You think they would have the ability to use redundant sensors to increase safety and they would be charging for it? Do you realize...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    Complete BS. There is no such "airline option" of course. Airlines don't have to pay crucial safety options. The MCAS software was designed to be fed by a single sensor (even though there were indeed two available), that's how it was submitted to the FAA for certification, although the FAA...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    OK, this new article that the Seattle Times apparently had written a few days BEFORE this second crash (they were waiting for responses from FAA and Boeing when the new accident happened) is a real eye opener about what went on with FAA & Boeing, describing how the FAA let Boeing self-regulate...
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    America and Canada Ground All Boeing 737 MAX Planes

    What I find most worrying, is that I just saw an interview of the FAA chief and he sounded unashamedly like a Boeing spokesman - I had go back to the video to make sure I heard right and he wasn't just a Boeing corporate shill. You'd expect the aviation regulator to be all about safety, not...
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    America and Canada Ground All Boeing 737 MAX Planes

    It's kind of crazy if you think about it. Normally, plane manufacturers have to estimate demand and market trends many years before, in order to design planes that will become popular when released. Airbus famously miscalculated with the Airbus A380 which was ready exactly when demand for huge...
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    Quadriga Cryptocurrency Wallets are Empty

    Well, if it's attached to you somehow, you don't actually need to hold it...
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    Highlights of the Microsoft HoloLens 2 Presentation at Mobile World Conference

    Meh, the interface isn't as welcoming as, say, Microsoft Bob...
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    Intel Gen11 Reportedly Takes iGPU Performance to Another Level

    Sorry dude, the other poster is right, it is you who does not understand math. If something is twice as fast as something else, you can say "it has 200% of its speed" or you can say "it is 100% faster". It is delta vs absolute value, very basic concepts. "213% times faster" is something nobody...
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    Doug Bowser Named New President of Nintendo of America

    Bowser becomes president of Nintendo of America? Seriously?? Are we living in some dystopian fiction???
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    Hardware Unboxed Calls NVIDIA DLSS "The Biggest RTX Fail of Them All"

    As a computer scientist with a couple of decades of experience in the field, one simple thing I can say is when you see something being marketed as "AI powered", it is 100% a marketing gimmick. It is the same algorithms we've had for decades, with their known limitations running on much faster...
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    Russia to Disconnect from the Internet as Part of a Planned Test

    Most of the spam I get is from Russian servers. I could use a break...
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    Samsung Quits Blu-ray Player Market

    Sweet revenge! (I had gone with HD-DVD back in the day).
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    Radeon VII Video Card Review @ [H]

    Very nice review. Forgiven for the delay :) Only one thing: Black Ops 4 using 16GB of memory on the Radeon would not make it faster, but utilizing more memory should make *some* difference in what/how it renders (unless it is a bug of course), so it is worth a bit of investigation. I mean...
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    AMD Radeon VII 33-Game Benchmark: "It Makes the GTX 2080 Look Pretty Good"

    Ah, yes! That makes more sense at least :)
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    AMD Radeon VII 33-Game Benchmark: "It Makes the GTX 2080 Look Pretty Good"

    Is this a bad attempt at a "60 FPS" joke? :)
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    AMD Radeon VII 33-Game Benchmark: "It Makes the GTX 2080 Look Pretty Good"

    This is a 16GB card at $700. Amazing for content creators who'd have to fork over $2k+ for going above 12GB. It is also a 3.5TFlops FP64 card at $700. Amazing for double precision FP applications. It just so happens it can also play current games almost as well as a 2080 (it might or might not...
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    Only Plebs Use Office 2019 over Office 365, Says Microsoft's Weird New Ad Campaign

    This is some weird universe when a company has an ad campaign that trashes one of their own current products... Yeah, I understand they only have Office 2019 because non-braindead users ask for it and they'd REALLY prefer to rent their cloudy product, but still...
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    Tesla Owner Credits Autopilot Feature for Saving His Life

    Why do you think a Tesla is not aware of road conditions? I don't have one, but I'd assume assessing things like traction to be paramount for a driver assist feature. Also, your command of English is rather embarrassing, ok, maybe it might not be your first language - it's not mine either - but...
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    Apple: You Can't Sue Us for Slowing Down Your iPhones Because We're "Contractors"

    Well, not exactly, they slowed the phones so that you don't realise they were defective by design, in that they shut off when their batteries are not new. "weak, old batteries" on other devices simply last less on a full charge, they neither shutdown nor slow down.
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    FreeSync vs. G-Sync Compatible: Unexpected Input Lag Results

    But he doesn't make the point of, hey hold off your buying this monitor or even a gsync monitor until we investigate these issues, or just a caveat emptor in general for people buying one. Instead he says do buy one of these monitors, but don't buy the other ones we did not test at all because...
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    Rainbow Six Siege Caster Says Ubisoft, Players Must Do More to Curb Toxicity

    Huh, at what age range is a girl called a "grill" ??? Or is it not age related but more like a mental disorder thing?
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    Californian Cops Outfit Tesla Model S as Future-Friendly Police Cruiser

    Ah, I thought you missed an /h there. But you were talking about distance. Well, OK, you exaggerated - the P85D has a range of 400 km, which I am sure will be much shorter in a pursuit, but still not close to 100 km, so I missed your point ;) I got it now :) (still the Tesla would have caught up...
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    Californian Cops Outfit Tesla Model S as Future-Friendly Police Cruiser

    They already have them, they just found a way to use them, in that sense it is free. Because I have a 10kW roof that's in its 7th year now, I have to tell you that there are virtually no maintenance costs and my roof covered its cost a year ago (sunny region, grid connected), while it is...
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    Californian Cops Outfit Tesla Model S as Future-Friendly Police Cruiser

    Eh, the Tesla Model S P85D does 100km/h in just 2.8s from zero and has a max speed of 155 mph. That's about 250 km/h... Under what definition is that slow???
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    FreeSync vs. G-Sync Compatible: Unexpected Input Lag Results

    The logic is "data point from group A which nVidia guarantees has issues, so get that, and avoid group B which we did not test at all". I certainly would not waste 17 minutes to see how they make that logic leap.
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    FreeSync vs. G-Sync Compatible: Unexpected Input Lag Results

    Wow, I never spend over 5 minutes on a single article, so video "articles" are definitely not with me. I clicked near the end just out of curiosity, and I hear him say "if you have an Nvidia card and want an adaptive/freesync monitor, I suggest you buy a G-sync compatible one, because while...
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    The Ora R1 Is a $8,600 Electric Car from China

    ?? Is the "urban youth" supposed to have shit taste? "Designed" is a strong word for this "car"...
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    PremiSys IDenticard System Vendor Ignores Security Researcher Findings

    Still more secure than most voting machines in the US.
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    Porn Viewers Will Have to Prove Age as Online Law Passes in UK

    Oh crap. I am currently in the UK and while you might suspect I watch porn now and then, I had plausible deniability until now. The only age verification that is not invasive is Al Lowe's age checking trivia from the original Leisure Suit Larry.
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    Netflix Password Sharing May Soon Be Impossible Due to New AI Tracking

    This is not related to Netflix at all. Just a bogus company trying to cash in on the "AI" fad and use Netflix as an example without any involvement of Netflix themselves. If Netflix decides they want to stop pass sharing, they can easily do it themselves and with no pretend-AI involved...
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    AMD Confirms Refreshed Radeon Product Stack for 2019

    We'll round out our roadmap, square out our performance and... wait what? what do you mean RAMBUS?
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    NVIDIA Demonstrates Issues with Non-Validated FreeSync Monitors at CES 2019

    Dude, watch the video first. They say that NVIDIA explicitly told them that it was not an issue with G-Sync, but that AMD cards would exhibit the same behaviour. Well, they phrased it in a way "go ahead, try an AMD and you'll see", so you can't really take them to court, but still that's the...
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    Here Is the Official "AMD Radeon VII: World's First 7nm Gaming GPU" Reveal Trailer

    The 16GB makes no sense. Is it an architecture limitation, like they HAD to ship it with 16GB if they wanted that many compute units or something like that?
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    NVIDIA Demonstrates Issues with Non-Validated FreeSync Monitors at CES 2019

    It is simple in the sense it either works or it doesn't. Monster cable advertises things like "fluid motion, vivid colors" for their display cables and get away with it somehow...
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    Hyundai Announces a Crawling Car at CES

    If their engineering is on par with their rendering, they are not going anywhere... I can't be the only one who cringed watching this.
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    NVIDIA Demonstrates Issues with Non-Validated FreeSync Monitors at CES 2019

    Basically they are claiming that if you bought a FreeSync monitor there is a 97% (388/400) chance you have one that doesn't work properly, even with AMD. I don't have or care about FreeSync, but wouldn't such a widespread issue be well known by now?
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