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  1. Al Capwn

    For those who use an air compressor to dust their keyboards - is a water trap necessary?

    While a water trap probably isn't necessary, I do like to run mine with a regulator to drop the pressure from the 120psi it comes out of the tank at. (I also have a water trap attached but it's more for painting with the airgun)
  2. Al Capwn

    Nvidia Releases "Creator Ready" RTX Drivers

    It would be interesting to see if these drivers somehow degrade performance in regular games compared to the regular drivers, but I don't understand why it would.
  3. Al Capwn

    Air Force Revs Up Production of Precision Bomb Dubbed "World's Largest Sniper"

    I believe most all the bombs from the first iraq war were laser guided bombs. These are GPS guided AFAIK. And you can never have too many BLU-129's.
  4. Al Capwn

    A "Legend" Reborn: Logitech Brings Back the MX518 Gaming Mouse

    This is definitely good news but I have to say my G502 is an excellent quality mouse. My original MX518 died from cable issues and while Logitech did replace it (3 times actually) I eventually moved to the G502 and it's lasted quite a few years so far.
  5. Al Capwn

    Some 1660 TI Models Could Have 3GB of VRAM

    Am I the only one who thinks "1660" is an absolute terrible name for a gpu? Has a really odd flow to it, and only 3gb is really not enough for 1080p in 2019, should keep that on the 1050.
  6. Al Capwn

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing: i9-9900K CPU Testing @ [H]

    Another great review thank you! I do have to say that after testing a lot of different graphics options I ran into a lot of stuttering, but after clearing the BFV's shader cache in the documents folder it seemed to have fixed it and also stopped the constant pop-in I was getting. Also it's worth...
  7. Al Capwn

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing - CPU Testing @ [H]

    In the conclusion you mention that using a 4 core CPU isn't really an issue in BF4, but aren't you running HT on the i7? I would really love to see some comparisons of it running as a simulated 4-core as my i5-2500k @ 4.5ghz and GTX 1080 (and now 2070) can't keep FPS above 30 when the action...
  8. Al Capwn

    Blizzard Entertainment Has Paid 100 Customer Service Employees to Voluntarily Quit

    Why would you pay your employees a full years salary to quit instead of just paying them for the year to do their job?
  9. Al Capwn

    "I Called Out a Counterfeit Item on Amazon. Then They Banned Me"

    While I don't know what kind of reviews were left, my Father told me he was banned from leaving reviews on Amazon after getting a clearly counterfeit item and stating as such in the review; This was probably 2 months ago. Kind of sad that their response to poor quality seems to be silencing...
  10. Al Capwn

    The End of Moore's Law Could Cause Performance Parity Between AMD and NVIDIA

    The reason GPU's are about adding cores is that graphics related tasks are easily parallelized where you can split up the work to as many 'cores' as we you want, while many tasks traditionally for CPUs just aren't able to be broken down and processed beyond one thread, such as pathfinding etc.
  11. Al Capwn

    Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 399.24 WHQL Has Been Released

    I had to rollback to 398.82, was getting massive performance regression with the newest driver on evga 1080 ftw2. I know it's an older game, but I've been going through my steam library to finish up some games; in Syrian Warfare I was getting about 1/3rd the performance (50fps instead of 150).
  12. Al Capwn

    In Just One Week, NASA Will Launch a Spacecraft to “Touch the Sun”

    This seems to be the only real description I can find of the material; https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/cutting-edge-heat-shield-installed-on-nasa-s-parker-solar-probe "Parker Solar Probe’s heat shield is made of two panels of superheated carbon-carbon composite sandwiching a...
  13. Al Capwn

    Star Citizen Backers No Longer Able to Get Refunds

    If Derek Smart is mentioned, you know it's quality.
  14. Al Capwn

    Defense Distributed Wins Major Court Case

    Just for clarification, the AR platform does not mean 'Assault Rifle', it's 'ArmaLite Rifle'.
  15. Al Capwn

    Rocketing Ain't Easy

    As far as I can tell it doesn't have a turbopump as it's a Helium pressure fed ethanol & liquid oxygen (EA + LOX) engine. http://www.istellartech.com/7hbym/wp-content/themes/ist/img/technology/MOMOUsersguide_eng_ver.0.2.pdf
  16. Al Capwn

    Nuclear Fusion Power Could Be Here by 2030, One Company Says

    Yes that is my point, if the reaction is not sustainable you're not harnessing anything for energy, you're just proving a concept which they have done many times.
  17. Al Capwn

    Nuclear Fusion Power Could Be Here by 2030, One Company Says

    Nuclear Fusion as a weapon is nothing new, it's been around since 1952; Thermonuclear bombs are fusion weapons. Harnessing pure fusion as a means for energy is what the challenge is.
  18. Al Capwn

    AMD Teams with Barco on Medical Display Technolgy

    I have to say that it is really great to see AMD working with the medical field, some really exciting possibilities could come from this.
  19. Al Capwn

    Meet Norman; The World's First Psychopath AI

    Looking at some of the examples of his captioning, isn't it more an example of being morbid and not psychopathic?
  20. Al Capwn

    Samsung Plans 3nm Gate-All-Around FETs in 2021

    The naming scheme is also a little misleading as I believe after intel's 45nm process, the gate length and M1 half pitch are no longer used to determine node size. This page has some nice info on the 10nm process if you're interested. https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/10_nm_lithography_process...
  21. Al Capwn

    OK, This One is on Me

    This will definitely be a unique review for here. I've always been somewhat surprised in how much people will avoid spending on getting a quality chair or even bed. While even $1000 might sound like a lot for a chair, if you spend a lot of time sitting it will pay for itself many times over in...
  22. Al Capwn

    Retail 7700K Not Up to 5GHz - 3600MHz

    To be fair, those tests were done on Windows 7 where the scheduling treated all 'cores' identically, whether it's an actual core or a SMT core. Windows 10 has a greatly improved scheduler afaik.
  23. Al Capwn

    Awesome Time Waster of the Day

    Dr. S: "Wait, did you know that there's a direct correlation between the decline of Spirograph and the rise in gang activity? Think about it."
  24. Al Capwn

    This Is The Best Way To Beat Facial Recognition

    What about some IR LED's embedded in the glasses frame?
  25. Al Capwn

    You Are Petty And Juvenile For Complaining About SimCity

    Oh I get how it works in business now; I can tell people I'll sell them XYZ for their hard earned $$, I only end up giving them X and if they're upset it's only because they are dumb and don't get it, it's art! More like the Con artist...
  26. Al Capwn

    Four Weeks of Galaxy Give-Aways!

    To help complete my plan of total frame rate domination!
  27. Al Capwn

    Corsair Vengeance RAM Giveaway! 5 12GB Kits!

    Corsair just makes good quality parts, all around. I have never had an issue with any one of their products, so I just keep picking them!
  28. Al Capwn

    Gigabyte Holiday [H] Give-Away!!!

    This would be an awesome start to my much needed upgrade!
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