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    Gaming in your 40s

    My 3 year old son played a little bit of Geometry Dash the other day. Oh the joy a small child gets from hitting the same spikes 5 seconds into the level over and over again. I'm a little but jealous of fascination and interest in just well, everything. Me on the other hand at 35 now - I find...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    Things have been misleading for a while now because most of the reviews out there are "stock vs stock" and tend to ignore things like power draw (although they are reported). The TDP jumped pretty massively from the 2080Ti to the 3090. When both are operating at about the same power draw (let's...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    I think we've about hit the peak of what humanity is capable of when it comes to high end silicon based computer hardware. CPU performance has stagnated for quite some time now - it's actually kind of sad how little its progressed since Sandy Bridge, and now we're only going to see a 25%...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    I'm glad you didn't invest in NFTs to have crashed in value. I've also never suggested anyone invest in any NFTs, in this thread, or any where on this forum, ever. My statement of ignorance refers to the short sighted view, narrow-minded thinking, or just trying to be a part of the mob to cope...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    They're called hardware wallets. Unless someone breaks into your home and forces you to plug your in hardware wallet at gunpoint and force you to confirm your transaction through that wallet, no one can steal your NFTs or crypto. You can fully remote hijack my computer. You can even full on...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    You'll hate your own ignorance reading back on this in a few years, that's all I can say. And yes, if you're holding a NFT of the Mona Lisa that was minted by a trusted tokenizer that's been audited because they're a legitimate business that resides in a country like the US, then of course of...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    It's call foresight - but as I said earlier, I expect the mob to hindsight cope again in a few years (by the time it has been battle tested) by calling this use case a useless ponzi-scheme that offers nothing to humanity, as usual. I also haven't told anyone to invest anything either. I...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    I know that digital is mostly pointless. We just finished the jpeg NFT phase, and as pointless as owning a jpeg is: NFTs proved one solid use case: ownership. Now add in physical items where ownership actually has meaning, and huge trusted (or audited) entities to provide the onramp and offramps...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    And... RM Sotheby's is actually using NFTs too. https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pf22 It's only a matter of time before they full on start releasing physical, and likely fractional, NFTs. Even in the description I linked, they are included signed physical prints (maybe serving as a testing...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    The authentication process is done one time, up front. From that point it can exchange hands an infinite number of times without the original issuer having to do anything (including not having to maintain any of their own internal databases tracking who owns it, where it is, etc). And buyers and...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    Nothing offers maximum (and secure) liquidity for buyer and seller of not just "money", but also tokens that can pretty much represent anything (NFTs) the way an established blockchain does. Why is this so hard for some of you to understand? Go setup a competing network with one of your proven...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    I'm not in the Pokémon card business, but a quick search shows me the 1st Edition or whatever the top-tier card is (there are a few versions of Charizard) fetch $200-$300K. Source from PSA directly: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/1999-pokemon-game/charizard-holo/summary/544028...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    Who I am going to trust? A random like you - or established huge corporations like Masterworks (that are audited) to handle the minting? Do you shop at random websites you've never heard of? That kind of be like the equivalent of buying a physical NFT minted by a random such as yourself.
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    If the random holding the NFT sells you the NFT minted by the original entity, your guarantee is through that entity. The random can also try to sell you a "fake NFT" that he minted that looks like the one minted by the original entity, except any fakes will have always have contract address...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    Pretty much this. Take Masterworks secondary market and replace it with something like Ethereum. What the NFT enables is the ability to exchange with the entire world. It increases the liquidity of the underlying asset ten-fold if not more because the NFT can be traded directly to anyone on that...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    SWIFT is not something I can just hop onto use. Paypal, Venmo, Visa, etc all are. But I can't upload custom code to them for arithmetic processing. Which is something I may be interested in, because for my specific use case, I may like the idea of using Ethereum as both my database and...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    The market outreach of a product being launched on Ethereum is huge. So to follow up, are there any direct p2p networks using those technologies with millions of users already online, that are plug and play (and require no maintenance) like Ethereum? Or if it just another network that I need to...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    I'm not an investor of digital jpegs, but I'm well aware of the significance of the NFT and where it will lead. I missed the NFT boat because I thought it was stupid too. And still think digital jpegs are stupid. But there's a lot great uses cases I foresee when we're talking about being able to...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    Buy the game again business model? It's a good thing actual innovator might realize that any money "lost" from this model forced on us could be replaced by massive amounts of royalties capture from countless secondhand exchanges through NFTs. And with all of the overhead from having to maintain...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    And how much red tape is involved with your payment processor? Again, if I want to exchange something from California to someone in Europe - just how much needs to go into that? I probably need to register and KYC. The person in Europe probably needs to register and KYC. Then there's...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    What technology do we have that would allow me to, freely from my desktop or phone, instantly exchange a (nearly) tamper-proof piece of data (NFT / certificate of ownership) from California to New York. Or Europe? Or Australia? Or China? NFTs are going to enable worldwide exchange of entirely...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    If computing ever hits that point nothing will be secure. Not your online banking, or anything digital. And yes NFTs are inherently secure. Since the nearly 9 years I've had my first private key, I've never had a single one compromised. Nor has anyone else who has taken the proper measures to...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    NFTs will allow people to build alternative investment classes via NFTs linked to physical items, or even fractionalized physical items. Think Masterworks, except instead of operating through a centralized service you'll be holding NFTs that you can trade off to anyone in the world at any time...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    NFTs could be a great idea if they enable you to trade your ships over the blockchain they're on. If they do that I'm putting up my LTI ships I haven't used or touched ever up for sale, and maybe even on OpenSea or Coinbase (when they release their NFT platform) if these end up on Ethereum...
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    EKWB Lays Off 25% of Workforce, Blames Lower Watercooling Sales

    Building a custom bent acrylic tubed build was one of the most rewarding things I've done. It was frustrating, and took me a month to complete the build, but when I go it right and it was done I was over the moon. I'm now almost 18 months on this build with no maintenance (dual loop, one clear...
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    Ethereum 2.0 staking

    Having Eth locked up preventing people from making poor choices like selling AFTER a dramatic drop of value is probably a good thing.
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    Gaming in your 40s

    You are the anti of those people who brag about working 80 hours a week. What you have, is something to truly brag about. Good for you. I also work remotely and while I don't really game much during work hours (mostly because my interest in gaming has waned over the years), it's definitely been...
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    Pimax Frontier 12x (6k per eye) ???

    The Quest 2 taught me that resolution isn't everything. I have a far better experience on that versus my 8kX which I hardly use. I appreciate what they are doing and trying to push, but I will no longer be an early adopter of their products.
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    So if video card prices stay elevated for years, then what happens?

    Even before the pandemic and crypto mining, researchers and companies both projected that technology would become exponentially more expensive as the process shrank. I believe 32nm had the optimal price to performance ratio. Up until the 32nm we had <$500 flagships for a while. Then came the...
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    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    Removing crypto from the picture we still have supply chain issues, worker shortages, inflation, and increasing costs in chips as the node process shrinks. Should things get back on track in 2023, $1500 for a 4080Ti is the absolute best case scenario I'd expect. But realistically I'm expecting...
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl

    A new blockchain like Tezos consumes a millionth of the power that Bitcoin does. To put that into a perspective that's more understandable: it's about the same power consumption as ~100 households in the US. Thus, not even a spark compared to the eco friendly flamethrower. But now the question...
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    Bitcoin miners leave China for US

    At what point do people start saying value is not longer purely speculative? Bitcoin has been around for over a decade now, and you can fit a very basic log trend to its price. And while it has been a volatile asset, its volatility is decreasing with time. Just look the past year: it has been...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Ah, another person will never realize the value of a indisputable unique certificate of ownership, because all he reads are the sensational headlines that demonize the space because it is unregulated and full of speculators getting ripped off. I personally think most NFTs are stupid and useless...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Fine, but just recognize that a crypto transfer is nothing more than a state change of the blockchain, which requires the native crypto to pay for that state change. The majority of Ethereum state changes now involve smart contracts, and things like NFTs that have nothing to do with transferring...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Those two things aren't even remotely related to each other, so I'm not going to engage in the decade old argument of criminal use. When something like Monero has been dropping in crypto rankings for the past few years as legitimate use cases now dominate the bulk of transactions in the crypto...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Fiat already runs and trades over Ethereum. Some of you outsiders seem to believe they can't co-exist, at least for a while. And honestly, I could care less if cryptos ever become regulated. They haven't needed regulation to get to where they are today. How do you even regulate something like...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    In self-governed blockchains, voting power is directly proportional to holdings. And that's only because right now linear rulesets have been created. Even if voting power is decreased per holdings, billionaires would still have plenty if not the majority of say. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and etc...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Counter it then.
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Bitcoin IS regulated... by a decentralized consensus algorithm. It's even more regulated than the USD. Because things like supply, rate of inflation, and the rest of its ruleset cannot be changed unless the decentralized majority of validators agree to change it. If you want government...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Crypto has evolved far beyond Bitcoin. All the shit-tokens that exist now trade on what may be remembered as the prototype versions of future mainstream decentralized and transparent financial systems. Bitcoin more or less exists as a store-of-value in this system, like gold does in the legacy...
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