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    Can "Autopilot" be added to your car (not just tesla) for $1000?

    If you get into an accident with a litigious-minded person with that thing on, you're so totally screwed…
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    Shooters with tons of NPC interaction

    I think that Vampire: Bloodlines is what you’re looking for. It’s a first person shooter role playing game, built on the Source (Half-Life 2) engine. You start in first person and play in first person, but there’s an optional third person view triggered by a key command to make people who wanted...
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    WTB laptop Max. $150.00 shipped.

    I don’t have a machine to offer, but I do have a suggestion. For great build quality, skip the ‘gaming’ laptops, and look for a recycled business laptop: HP Elitebook, Lenovo Thinkpad, Dell Precision, etc. Those machines were actually built to be carried around every day, targeted at a customer...
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    What was your least favorite graphics card?

    S3 Virge. 'nuff said Powercolor Radeon 7500. The chip reported itself as a Radeon 7500, but would only work with customized manufacturer (Powercolor) drivers. Turns out that it was running SDR memory instead of the DDR that the 7500 was supposed to run, and the chip and memory was underclocked...
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    Quake II RTX

    Ran it on my rig (GTX1080 and 7700k). At 1080P I got 10 - 11 FPS and terrible lag. Kept lowering the res, and finally at 720x480 was able to get mid-50s. Just like back in 1998! Even at 720x480, strafing caused noticeable juddering. The frame rate counter read smooth, but there was noticable...
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    New Tariffs Target U.S. Board Games and Game Consoles

    If you’re unfamiliar with Mike Rowe’s adventures in Bobble-head Land, he tried to get US made bobble heads produced to support his jobs skills program. His eventual manufacturing partner laid out the costs and US manufacturing is 10x the cost of Chinese manufacturing. (Presumably Mike’s quality...
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    WD Easystore External Discussion It’s down to $130 this morning
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    3DFX's Unreleased Rampage GPU Lives On in 2019

    By DOOM, do you actually mean Quake (original)? Because I didn’t see Doom, Doom 3, or DOOM in either of those videos...
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    AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 Supports DX12 on Windows 7

    Perhaps because switching graphics APIs is tougher than you think. A number of years ago, before Vulkan’s release Carmack acknowledged that DirectX had surpassed OpenGL as an API, but that ID would still use OpenGL. Now assuming that Vulcan is the better API than DirectX and OpenGL, it seems...
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    AMD Investor Slides Confirm 2019 CPU Releases

    Do you want a step-up? OK, do this: 1 Buy a Ryzen 1700 for $300 from retailer of your choosing 2 Ryzen 2700 is introduced sell the Ryzen 1700 on [H] For Sale / Trade for $150 3 Buy the Ryzen 2700 for $300, using $150 from the trade and $150 out of pocket 4 Ryzen 3700 is introduced… …Sell the...
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    JPR Releases New GPU Market Share Statistics

    Nvidia is really good at burning bridges though. They pissed off Microsoft by trying to change their licensing terms on the original XBox IP, they pissed off Sony while they were powering the PS3, and they pissed off Apple. None of those companies will touch them anymore. Good luck to Nintendo...
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    Tesla Launches $35,000 Standard Model 3

    The online-only sales model that they’re rolling out is super interesting. Several states have blocked them from opening stores because of lobbying from the auto dealership special interest groups, I guess that this is their way of putting that matter to rest for good. It’s an interesting...
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    GeForce GTX 1660 TI Analyzed

    Thanks for 100% reinforcing my point. The GeForce 3 and Radeon 8500 were contemporaries, and both were no more competent than their DX 7 predecessors at DX 7 code, and in terms of DX 8 code (programmable shaders) they were pretty poor performers, useful as a platform for Carmack to build ID Tech...
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    GeForce GTX 1660 TI Analyzed

    Exactly this. When the GeForce 3 came out, it cost much more than the GeForce 2 but performed identically to a GeForce 2 Ultra. Its defining feature set, programmable shaders, didn’t provide usable performance by the GeForce 3, and even the GeForce 4 struggled. But without those cards leading...
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    Computer for friends automotive shop

    I'd suggest adding a cheap SSD to use as the system drive it's well worth the extra $30 spent Other than that, what you posted looks entirely usable for a web...
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    Windows 10 Will Finally Offer Easy Access to Linux Files

    You're correct, the subsystem doesn't contain the Linux kernel itself - it's a wrapper for Linux system calls to native Windows system calls. Kind of like WINE, but for Windows.
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    Windows 10 Will Finally Offer Easy Access to Linux Files

    Linux CLI applications compiled for x86, Yes those can run for the most part. For running GUI applications - there are X Servers available for Windows - install one, direct your Linux Subsystem output to that X Server, and then you can even run windowed applications. I played around with it a...
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    Tesla Launches Cheaper Cars With Software Limited Batteries

    This isn’t the first Tesla battery with software limited capacity. The Model S 60 with 60 kWh capacity was the same as the Model S 75, but the car’s OS limited usable capacity. Interestingly enough, during Hurricane Irma Tesla actually pushed out a free update to unlock the capacity so that...
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    Worth upgrading 4th gen i3 laptop?

    The Intel memory controller allows for multi channel operation even with mismatched memory, called Flex mode. You miss a bit of performance in that mode, but it’s negligible.
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    Worth upgrading 4th gen i3 laptop?

    SSD is a must, first and foremost. RAM - maybe. Check Task Manager under normal use, if it’s getting high in memory usage then upgrade otherwise you won’t see a real benefit.
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    Friends account banned for spam

    If after several years he only had 30 posts, and if that account was indeed perma-banned, and if he did intend to be a productive contributing member… wouldn't it make sense for him to create a new account, and make his productive contributions using that new account, vs asking you to intercede...
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    Is there any hope of privacy with streaming services?

    And you better believe that when you rewind to rewatch that .5 second boobie scene in Starship Troopers, they're tracking you.
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    An Analysis of the Z390 Socket Proves the Extra Pins Aren't Necessary

    Same here. I would be interested in getting some more cores, even though I don't need them. But I'm not going to replace a perfectly good, premium mainboard, especially one that's only been artificially limited.
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    Is there an off topic section somewhere here?

    There's the General Mayhem sub. You need to be a paid supported of the forums to access it - but it's only $5 a year or $15 for a lifetime subscription, and well worth it to help support the site. You can access General Mayhem from the forum front page, and can upgrade your account by clicking...
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    Advice for new setup please

    To put your fears to rest - when your computer is idle / at the desktop, it's using a fraction of the power that it does under load (for a quick example, here's a link to the [H] power analysis of the 9900k, which isn't your processor, but is valid for the sake of an example...
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    Budget Gaming PC, lot of help needed

    Going by a quick Amazon search, the 7700 is going for $300, the 7700k is $350. If you have a budget to stick to, the regular 7700 is a very solid option, and with its 8 threads will be good for the near / medium future. I forgot to mention as well - the 7700 comes with a free heat sink, the...
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    Budget Gaming PC, lot of help needed

    Yes, make sure to do the BIOS update before CPU install. And no, only 6000 or 7000 series CPUs will work with that mainboard. No 8000 or 9000 series unfortunately. If you’re looking to max out the system’s capabilities, you’d want a 7700k. (Or 7700, which would be slightly cheaper, but has...
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    New PC Build Advice

    I would strongly advise putting the extra money that you’re considering for the 9600k and z390 into 32 GB of RAM (2x16GB sticks) instead. I regularly do your stated use case - browser, Word, and IDE open, and easily exceed 16GB of usage. Of course I’m a fairly heavy user - several Word...
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    Qualcomm Abandons $44 Billion NXP Acquisition

    They had a bunch of cash on hand to complete the NXP deal. They had announced an intention to begin stock buybacks with that if they were blocked from the deal. The deal was blocked, and the stock buybacks have commenced. So I'm guessing that even if they wanted to proceed at this point...
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    NYC Politician Wants to Ban Cashless Restaurants

    So at one time paper currency was literally a gold certificate - bring it to a federal reserve branch and you could exchange it for its actual value in gold. Then we were taken off of the gold standard, and that paper actually became Monopoly Money. The phrase ‘legal tender for all debts public...
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    Researchers Explore Machine Learning Powered Avatars of the Deceased

    “We got the basic idea for our study from” William Gibson’s 1984 novel Neuromancer
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    Are there any PS4 shooters that are appropriate for a ten year old?

    How about the old 1994 Doom? It’s on XBox Arcade, so I imagine that it’s on PlayStation as well. The gameplay is still fun, and compared to modern games the violence is pretty tame. I played the heck out of the shareware on the old 386 when I was 11.
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    What motherboard manufacture supports their board the longest?

    I have an HP Elitebook from 2012 with an Ivy Bridge i7, and it's still getting BIOS updates. It got the Spectre / Meltdown fixes as soon as that was publicized, and the latest released BIOS is from August of this year. If you want long support - get enterprise-class gear.
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    Why is the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool still at version 1803?

    Use the Media Creation tool to download the ISO, then use Rufus to copy the ISO to the USB stick. Best of all worlds.
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    Cant see full site on iOS

    iPhone 6s. No issues switching to desktop version under iOS 11, and still no issues after the iOS 12 update. 99% of the time, it remembers the preference when opening a new [H] tab, but the 1% it doesn't, no problems changing the preference back. Using Safari.
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    Nvidia Stock Falls Following Turing Reviews

    Day traders / high frequency traders are super reactionary. As an example, AMD also inexplicably dipped this morning, despite the nasdaq being up, presumably because they also do GPUs. But, I’m pretty confident that nvidia’s valuation is based on their growing strength in hpc/ data center, and...
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    New DOOM Movie News

    Just jump onto YouTube, hit 'Doom Movie', and watch monster intro cut-scenes or someone else playing the game. It will blow this upcoming turd out of the water.
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    Triple Monitor Setup

    34 ultra wide in landscape, with the 27” panels beside it in portrait mode.