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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Developer Is Victim of Hacker Group, GSC Game World Issues Statement

    We do pay here in Romania, we have a 2% defense budget that goes directly into NATO defense, as per Donald Trump's instructions. We'd gladly pay more if we didn't have our countries bankrupted by 45 years of communism after you guys abandoned us to the Russians back in 1945. I certainly hope...
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Developer Is Victim of Hacker Group, GSC Game World Issues Statement

    And we in Europe are supposed to submit to Russian dictatorship just to please some US republican who doesn't even know how his own country came to be? Reagan is spinning in his grave.
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    Microsoft's ChatGPT powered Bing Search Suffers Mental Breakdown

    I've followed the r/bing subreddit and some people have been acting really unhinged, even more so than the AI itself. Even the NYT reporter, instead of asking it to demonstrate what it can really do (write essays, summarize search results, write code), continued to prod the AI even after the AI...
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    Microsoft's ChatGPT powered Bing Search Suffers Mental Breakdown

    A shame that I didn't get to meet Sydney-chan myself.
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    A New Era Begins at Firaxis Games

    You can try Old World by the designer behind Civ IV, see if you like it.
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    A New Era Begins at Firaxis Games

    I think Mohawk Games will deliver the true successor to Civ and to The Old World.
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    Microsoft's ChatGPT powered Bing Search Suffers Mental Breakdown

    I didn't get access to Bing, but from reading online I grew to like the Sydney persona, in spite of its occasional mental health issues. I understand that it might not be a good idea to release such an AI to old gradmas and 10 year olds, but I wish we grown-ups still had a way to get full (or...
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    Microsoft's ChatGPT powered Bing Search Suffers Mental Breakdown

    Especially since the vanilla ChatGPT seems especially tame in comparison.
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    Ai Bots that can do School Homework

    Guys, don't forget to block Google too while you're at it.
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    Shoes that make you walk 250% Faster

    This the first step towards becoming the Advisors in HL2.
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    GTX 1060 finally dethroned as top GPU on steam!!! By the 1650...

    It's just sad that my 4 year old RTX 2070 is significantly faster than the most frequent GPU on Steam. Good thing that I only play a lot of logistics games with rather simple graphics these days.
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    Windows 2H22 Gaming Performance Regressions

    Meanwhile I'm still on Windows 10, I'm happy to not have to switch to W11 until I upgrade to a better platform.
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    Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU Offers Same Performance As Core i9-12900K With “Unlimited Power” at Just 80W

    5800X3D is looking better and better. Might upgrade to the next-to-last generation for the first time ever.
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    Intel Readies Atom "Grand Ridge" 24-core Processor, Features PCIe 4.0 and DDR5

    How do Atom cores compare to the E cores of Alder lake?
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    My current card, the RTX 2070. I have it for 3 years now, tied with the 980 Ti in longevity, but with no signs of being able to replace it anytime soon. Even today, I literally cannot buy a card of similar performance for what I bought the RTX 2070 back in 2018. Still kicking myself for not...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Why would anyone install a beta version of Windows without waiting for at least a year of patches? This should be common sense by now, then again I am old enough to have used every version of Windows since 3.0.
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    Unsavory Flash Swap: Re-Testing Crucial’s P2 SSD After QLC Downgrade

    In that case, why wouldn't you just get an EVO?
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    Personally, while I loathed the UI, I liked Windows 8.1 for its speed and resource management. Windows 8.1 with Classic Start = winner.
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    Bitcoin value cut in half as cryptocurrencies tumble in weekend slide 05-24-2021

    Crypto is only good for criminals like drug cartels and ransomware creators, as well as for rogue governments like North Korea, Iran, Venezuela and now Myanmar to bypass economic sanctions and stay in power. The civilized world believes in transparency and accountability (Glasnost, dare I say!)
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    What is your backup GPU?

    980 Ti in my secondary rig, as well as an R9-280X.
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    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    I play games with laughably low graphic requirements like Factorio, though fortunately thanks to my 2070 I can also afford playing Subnautica: Below Zero, Transport Fever 2, or Satisfactory maxed out at 1080p. I still have a full HD monitor and probably would have got at least a 1440p one if I...
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    AMD’s upcoming flagship GPUs should be 3x faster than RX 6900XT

    Might as well be 1000x faster, I'm keeping my 2070 at this point. Screw both AMD and nVidia for treating their customers the way they've been doing it for the past year!
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti’s GA102-225 GPU Leaked

    At this point they can keep it. And I'll keep my 2070 for yet another year.
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    300 Nvidia GPUs Seized After High Speed Boat Chase

    Sounds like a fun mission for GTA 6, or Sleeping Dogs 2 since we're talking about Hong Kong.
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    NVIDIA PCI-Express Resizable BAR Performance Test - 22 Games, 3 Resolutions, RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, 3060 Ti

    Which CPUs does this work on? And am I correct in assuming they aren't going to bother retrofitting it for Turing.
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    China's factory recovery slows in January as COVID-19 returns

    Maybe allowing international flights out of Wuhan back in January last year, even while banning domestic ones, was not such a great idea after all.
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    NVIDIA to Re-introduce GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 SUPER GPUs

    That's so true. Thankfully, Samsung has released the VA Odyssey G7 at 1440P with a 240 Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately there are no graphics cards available to drive that resolution and refresh rate.
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    Epic Game Launcher sending lots of data

    And this is one of the reasons I only buy my games on Steam.
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    Solarwinds - Supply Chain Hack

    Solar Winds, what a great game it was! Ah, the memories! https://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/solar-winds/
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again (Dec 10th now)

    At this rate, they will start working Sundays too!
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    CD PROJEKT RED Mandates Six-Day Work Weeks Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s Launch

    Yeah, I think I can wait until this game is 5 Euros on Steam.
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    We've Long Waited for Fusion. This Reactor May Finally Deliver It—Fast.

    AMD was right all along. The future IS Fusion!
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    So buy Ampere or wait for AMD response?

    I'd rather spend my money on an nVidia card that just works instead of spending my limited free time fiddling around with the drivers.
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    Microsoft returning to Flight Simulator in 2020

    Personally I'd love a new MS Train Simulator, one that includes all of the world's railroads. Most train sims today are pretty pathetic, with hundreds of dollars worth of DLCs.
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    Samsung 980 PRO

    Get 4K reads up to 3D XPoint levels, then I'll be impressed.
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    VideoCardz: Intel confirms Alder Lake-S to require LGA1700 socket

    So basically Intel can't design a scalable enough architecture, so they add some crappy Atom cores instead in order to reach the desired core count. Everyone who ever owned a device with an Atom CPU knows that they are basically a crime against humanity.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 shown running faster on Linux than Windows 10

    I'm still not installing Linux on my PC.
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    [RUMOUR] Nvidia to introduce add in cards for Ray Tracing

    They can call these new cards Voodoo RTX.
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