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Everything posted by NeoFrux

  1. Langley is a township in the Greater Vancouver area / Vancouver Metro - If you get a flight to Vancouver International (YVR), you can then get public transit to more or less anywhere in the area. Langley Regional Airport (YLY) is exactly what it sounds like - A small regional airport that supports general aviation only, so you won't find any flights to or from there.
  2. Oh, that's a good point, I never thought of- ... Oh. I had a big long post done up here, but that's pretty pointless at this stage. If you persist, I'm just going to go ahead and tune out. The OP wasn't looking for FUD, the OP was looking for answers. These are the answers. Does the OP need a new GPU? No. For Skyrim at 4K60 running anywhere close to 60? Sure. But that's not what the question was. The question was, verbatim, "Is there a cable that will do Display port from my 290x to the HDMI 2.0 port in the TV". The answer is yes, there is, yes, it will work, and no, it will not induce a loss of quality. @AshleyAshes has first-hand proof of that.
  3. You're clearly not reading anything that's being said, nor have you read the product reviews. Nearly every single review explicitly says that, yes, they got 4K60, 4:4:4. Most of the people who have issues with these adapters are the same types of people who have issues getting 4K60 4:4:4 to work via PC output at all, which is to say many UHD TVs will not allow it unless the input is labelled as PC (or other hoops have been jumped through, like @AshleyAshes' mention of the UHD Color option on Samsung). See also: AshleyAshes using this very setup.
  4. Got any examples of DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters that do this? I mean, for that matter, the adapter you linked explicitly states that it is capable of all of the above, so the point is moot anyway and you're kind of arguing for the sake of arguing at this point.
  5. ... What are you even talking about? It's an active adapter that converts DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0. It doesn't do anything but convert the transport layer from DisplayPort (packet-based) to HDMI (TMDS). It doesn't give two shits what type of data is passing through as long as it can interleave the video and audio. It's hilarious that you even thought to mention this, because the Club3D adapter you yourself linked explicitly specifies support for all of the above except for HDR (but does specify support for DP 1.4, which does have HDR support). DP 1.2 can do 4K, 4:4:4, and 10-bit, though not HDR; HDMI 2.0 is currently the only widely available standard that can do HDR 4K60. Converting from DP to HDMI does nothing to change the amount of bandwidth available on the link. You're still going to get everything DisplayPort 1.2 can do, which again includes 4K60, 4:4:4, and 10-bit. Not that much actually uses 10-bit to begin with, but there you go. Really the only thing you're missing out on versus a shiny new RX 4x0 or GeForce 10x0 is HDR. Considering not much uses that, either (certainly not Skyrim), it's not a big loss. A note, 4:4:4 refers to the YUV colour system, not RGB. The 290X should be able to spit out both either way.
  6. The latency such an adapter would cause is very likely to be less than a frame, and there is no loss in quality going from DisplayPort to HDMI (or DVI for that matter) or vice-versa. Shit be digital, yo.
  7. Handbrake will work, but will re-encode the file, which is time-consuming and reduces quality. There are frontends for ffmpeg out there, but it's easier to just grab it and run the command than it is to track down a decent one.
  8. ... Anyway, the solution to OP's request is to not use Adobe Media Encoder and instead use ffmpeg as described here. Not as elegant to use, but a far more elegant solution than re-encoding (and losing quality). It'll simply swap the container and leave the audio/video/subtitle data intact.
  9. Fingers crossed hoping that they manage to get through everything before the new year.
  10. Well, in Vancouver proper, sure. I've been digging into the cost of living in the greater Vancouver area like Surrey and Langley and it's not actually that bad at all. ... At least, it's pretty similar to here in St. John's.
  11. Probably, though the Google Forms application process would have weeded out a fair chunk of would-be applicants by virtue of not being legal to work in Canada. Then again, I wonder how many assumed they're legal to work in Canada?
  12. Yeah, from what I gather, LMG has basically had their fill of jumping through legal hoops after the Dennis work permit odyssey. It's not easy on the employer because they need to do a labour market impact assessment and basically get grilled by the government on why a Canadian couldn't fill the position instead. It seems like the "ideal point of entry" for a foreign worker looking to join LMG is to get a work permit and a job with a different employer first, or be an international student with a general work permit. As many Americans are finding, emigrating to Canada isn't exactly easy. At any rate, I don't expect any of the applicants will have heard back definitively yet. I don't know how many applications they've received, but I imagine it's a non-zero number with at least three digits; That many scripts is a little more than a weekend read. I'm personally hoping for the next "round" to start before Christmas, but that's wishful thinking on my part; @nicklmg is on record saying it'll probably be a couple of months before the dust settles, but that's in total. We'll have to see how things play out from here. At any rate, to everyone who applied, once again I wish you luck, and I wish @nicklmg and the rest of the team the least amount of sleep loss possible throughout this whole process. High-profile postings like this can't be easy to manage.
  13. I'd have to disagree there; CPU upgrades are rarely worth it on a per-generation basis, and while the *lake series of CPUs are supposed to have the same socket for 3 generations this time around, most of the time you're not going to even want to upgrade your CPU within that timeframe. High-end Ivy Bridge is still relevant performance-wise today; Hell, so is Sandy Bridge. Really, the major reason to upgrade your CPU, especially in the case of a high-end CPU like a 6700K, is because you're upgrading the platform as a whole for new features, meaning you're grabbing a new board to go along with it.
  14. Different priorities for different use cases, differing brand allegiances, day-to-day price changes (especially in the run-up to Black Friday) and all that. It's one of the beautiful things about building a PC, really; You get to choose exactly what goes into it and any given list online is more of a suggestion than a hard and fast rule. Disagreeing is totally fine and part of the process. If there were singular "best" configurations for each given price point, then there wouldn't be such a huge field of components to choose from in the first place.
  15. You know, now that I think about it, working for LMG would necessarily mean being forever spoiled on upcoming LTT/TQ/CSF videos. A tragedy, but such sacrifices must be made. More seriously, I do wonder how many applications they actually received. I just keep having this mental image of Linus buried under a hundred reams worth of resumes.
  16. Friendly reminder to my fellow applicants: The "soft deadline" is in two days, so be sure to finish up soon!
  17. As is common among Mac OS utilities, you have a choice between free command line software, or paid graphical software. I have found one free piece of software called MacCheck that claims to do the job, but it requires free registration, and the serial that's supposed to be e-mailed back hasn't arrived (it should be "immediate" and it's been almost 15 minutes). Anyway, Crystal Disk Info doesn't run on Mac OS. If you want to use a Mac-native tool, you'll want to use something like smartmontools with GSmartControl (a GUI for smartmontools) or pay for something like DriveDx. But if you've got Boot Camp set up and have access to Windows, you've got a ton of free utilities to use. My favourite is Passmark's DiskCheckup since it allows you to run self-tests, which CrystalDiskInfo does not do. It's bizarre and frankly a little sad that a lot of developers seem to think that simply providing the SMART status is enough to tell if a drive is failing... And that they charge for the privilege when that's built into both System Information and Disk Utility. Preying on the naive, I suppose.
  18. Aw man, that sucks. Are you eligible for one at least? Did you mention that in the field next to "Other"? It's possible they just filtered everything down to "Yes" in the spreadsheet, but it sucks that you're excluded like that. Something like "Am eligible and will have one if selected for interview" I would think is reasonable. But I don't know in what timeframe new work permits are issued, and I don't know what cost is associated with it. You're probably right, though; After the Dennis debacle, they probably don't want to have to deal with handling that again, especially for a new hire they don't know.
  19. Thanks for the info, @nicklmg, that makes things a lot clearer for us. Seems like I didn't need to hurry as much to submit my application, but I'd already had as many eyes on it as I was going to anyway, and edited it as much as I felt was necessary. As long as it's not rushed, right?
  20. Pending an official response, I would assume so, since the LMG job vacancies page says to send your resume, cover letter, etc via e-mail to info@linusmediagroup.com - The same e-mail address that sent our instructions and sample files.
  21. Whatever the case, the situation has resolved itself for better or worse, and the best we can do is learn and move on. Let's not keep poking the bear on this one.
  22. Ehh, I kinda shotgunned my answer either way. @REDDEATH's more accurately describes the solution, so I think this is most correct for future generations looking for a solution, which is what the solved button is for.
  23. It doesn't matter if it's quad or single channel; That's mostly marketing, but usually tends to ensure you get RAM from the same manufacturing batch (and thus having similar characteristics in testing). As for the CL and timings, again, these are what the RAM is rated for at best. Lower numbers are better for timings, but like the RAM speed itself, they're only applied either with XMP or by manually entering them. High-speed RAM will run at the rated timings when using its full speed, while slowing that same RAM down will let the timings go lower.
  24. That's a very good question. I'd say the one where you said it was booting up normally, since that doesn't contain any other recommendations other than resetting the UEFI boot setting.