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About straight_stewie

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  • Birthday 1994-05-10

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    Audio, Programming, Engineering. Just a hobbyist now, unfortunately.

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  1. I suspect that Nvidias claims of double raw performance over 2xxx series are close to the truth. It's frequently the case that raw compute performance (for example, FLOPS ratings) does not correlate to real world performance gains. Hence why: Is probably correct. These cards actually push out support for a few new features that games/engines have yet to take advantage of (for example true DirectStorage support). They likely also have support for things we don't even know about yet. Microsoft has really been hinting at some serious changes coming to the way that GPUs interact with the rest of the system. It's likely that these coming changes will bring noticeable performance increases in real world GPU loads.
  2. What's going on here is a difference of compiler optimizations, and the fact that you are including the time required to write text to the screen in your benchmark. Here are the usual next steps for this task: Separate your code out to three sections Input gathering, which won't be benchmarked Generating prime numbers, which will be benchmarked Outputting the results, which won't be benchmarked. Make sure that you give your C code an equal chance If you have optimizations enabled in your Java compiler (they are unless you've changed this), make sure you set the same settings in your C compiler. Use a Sieve of Eratosthenes. Notice that your C code is now faster. Optimize both of the sieve algorithms (there are a few things you can do here, such as noticing that you only actually have to check the numbers below Ceiling(SquareRoot(MaxNum)). Optimize your C code to use pointers instead of array indexing.
  3. I use Brave browser. I find that it does at least as good a job as any chrome/firefox ad blocking plugin, and that it runs faster and in less memory than chrome/firefox + a plugin. It does work on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, sort of. I think they are aware of the browser, because the Brave devs will issue an update, and it will block ads on those services, and then after a little while both Hulu and Amazon will stop loading the video if you don't disable the adblocking for that site.
  4. So is this the most botched GPU release yet? It's the most botched one that I can personally remember.
  5. The only appreciable difference that I see and that would actually be noticeable while playing the game is that resolution scaling causes a more than two times decrease in performance in the same scene.
  6. This thread is a contradiction. An unpopular opinion is by definition offensive to the majority of people. I imagine that opinion will be very unpopular.
  7. You can try to find some kind of routing or looming strategy for the cables, but the reality is that cable management is extremely case specific. It would be very hard to give any examples specific to your situation without actually being at your machine. Really, the only way to move forward is to unbundle the cables, and try to rebundle them, but better. YMMV as to whether that will actually improve anything in a case like that.
  8. In reality, this happens because, at least in the US, we've made the one effective thing retailers could do to combat this a serious federal crime. Instead of calling increasing prices in response to higher demand "business" we call it "gouging" (to be fair, other things fall into the definition of "gouging" to. Other things which are legitimate abuses and should be crimes.) If that wasn't the case retailers could start increasing the price themselves when they see market loads like this. They could even do it automatically (for example, to combat or f**k the owners of bots. Read: To promote the fair distribution of goods in a free market) But whatever, let's just blame Nvidia because it's the easy thing to do.
  9. Even impossible for the documents administrator to remove entries? Can you be more specific in what exactly it is you are trying to do? This is actually a really vague question that doesn't readily support an easy answer.
  10. In Nvidias defense, they never said "twice as fast". They said "Twice as fast per watt", which doesn't even seem to be the case either though. So maybe not a great defense.
  11. We need to be very clear here: We're talking about imposing government regulation and licensure requirements to export, use, or own a firewall or router. Your statement basically amounts to classifying network administration tools and equipment as arms and then regulating them through ITAR. Such a thing would be a massive step backwards for internet security for private, commercial, and government entities across the board and the world over.
  12. I use a highly suspicious application titled "Free Video to JPG Converter" from a highly suspicious company called "DVDVideoSoft". I haven't been assimilated into the collective yet, but ymmv. Consider this a warning that the application comes from a company known for distributing adware, and any amount of common sense would tell you "do not install it".
  13. What I'm saying is "no, it's not". It's the same design as every other iPad Air that's existed in the last, 7 years since they were first introduced. Sure, as of this year there is no home button and the proprietary cable has been replaced with a USB-C cable. But those are very minor changes, which don't really have an effect on the overall design of the product. Seriously. It's the same damn design that it's always been. Every year or two Apple releases the same products with incremental upgrades, calls them completely new and revolutionary, and laughs about the joke all the way to the bank...
  14. Just based on the picture, this isn't a new design. Less the home button, this looks just exactly the same as my grandmothers from, 2015 maybe? In fact, as far as I can tell, there hasn't been a single major update to the iPad Airs design in the 7 years that the model line has existed. I fail to see how Apple can ride the same basic design for 5 years and keep getting away with calling it new over and over again. Sure the hardware has changed. But the box sure hasn't.