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LAwLz

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  1. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, The Galaxy S10 will be my next smartphone. It seems absolutely amazing in every way e   
    The Galaxy S10 will be my next smartphone. It seems absolutely amazing in every way except one...
    The only bad thing about it is the price, and since my work is paying for it that's not an issue for me.
     
    I would have loved to see the S10 be priced at the S10e level though. The prices of smartphones has gotten out of hand.
    Back when I bought my Galaxy S2, 8 years ago, I thought the ~440 dollar price tag was ludicrous, but I bought it anyway. The price of the S10 (non-e, and non-plus) in Sweden is over 1000 dollars. How the hell did we get to the point where phones costs 1000 dollars or more?
  2. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, The Galaxy S10 will be my next smartphone. It seems absolutely amazing in every way e   
    The Galaxy S10 will be my next smartphone. It seems absolutely amazing in every way except one...
    The only bad thing about it is the price, and since my work is paying for it that's not an issue for me.
     
    I would have loved to see the S10 be priced at the S10e level though. The prices of smartphones has gotten out of hand.
    Back when I bought my Galaxy S2, 8 years ago, I thought the ~440 dollar price tag was ludicrous, but I bought it anyway. The price of the S10 (non-e, and non-plus) in Sweden is over 1000 dollars. How the hell did we get to the point where phones costs 1000 dollars or more?
  3. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer for a status update, Holy fucking shit! AVIF, the image format based on AV1 has just hit version 1.0! Link   
    Holy fucking shit!
     
    AVIF, the image format based on AV1 has just hit version 1.0!
     
    Link to standard
  4. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer for a status update, Holy fucking shit! AVIF, the image format based on AV1 has just hit version 1.0! Link   
    Holy fucking shit!
     
    AVIF, the image format based on AV1 has just hit version 1.0!
     
    Link to standard
  5. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Been looking into VVC, the next codec from the developers of MPEG (makers of H.254/AV   
    Been looking into VVC, the next codec from the developers of MPEG (makers of H.254/AVC and H.265/HEVC) and they have made some pretty bold claims such as already having a 23% bit rate advantage at the same PSNR as HEVC.
    The really impressive part is that they claim to achieve this with decoding only being ~25% slower, and encoding "only" about 400% slower (for comparison, the reference AV1 encoder is like 20 times slower than HEVC)
     
    The sad thing is that if VVC becomes really good, it might be hard for AV1 to get any major footing, which would result in we once again being stuck with horrible, licensed and patented messes of codecs.
  6. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 o   
    Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 or so years?
    This is the reason why:
     
    Terribly coded websites.
    In the twitter thread someone else also talks about all the metadata Twitter uses on their page. It is EXTREMELY inefficient.
  7. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 o   
    Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 or so years?
    This is the reason why:
     
    Terribly coded websites.
    In the twitter thread someone else also talks about all the metadata Twitter uses on their page. It is EXTREMELY inefficient.
  8. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 o   
    Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 or so years?
    This is the reason why:
     
    Terribly coded websites.
    In the twitter thread someone else also talks about all the metadata Twitter uses on their page. It is EXTREMELY inefficient.
  9. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 o   
    Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 or so years?
    This is the reason why:
     
    Terribly coded websites.
    In the twitter thread someone else also talks about all the metadata Twitter uses on their page. It is EXTREMELY inefficient.
  10. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 o   
    Ever wonder why web browser resource usage seems to have skyrocketed in the last 10 or so years?
    This is the reason why:
     
    Terribly coded websites.
    In the twitter thread someone else also talks about all the metadata Twitter uses on their page. It is EXTREMELY inefficient.
  11. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from ARikozuM for a status update, Intel has released an open source AV1 video encoder called "SVT-AV1". It's designed f   
    Intel has released an open source AV1 video encoder called "SVT-AV1". It's designed for really beefy, real-time CPU encoding and because of this the system requirements for 4K encoding is 112 logical CPU cores and 48GB of RAM.
     
    It's really nice to see that we now have three competing encoders.
    The reference aomenc encoder (currently provides the best looking results, but is really slow)
    Xiph/Mozilla's Rav1e encoder (focused on speed)
    Intel's STV-AV1 encoder (to be determined how good it is)
  12. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from ARikozuM for a status update, Intel has released an open source AV1 video encoder called "SVT-AV1". It's designed f   
    Intel has released an open source AV1 video encoder called "SVT-AV1". It's designed for really beefy, real-time CPU encoding and because of this the system requirements for 4K encoding is 112 logical CPU cores and 48GB of RAM.
     
    It's really nice to see that we now have three competing encoders.
    The reference aomenc encoder (currently provides the best looking results, but is really slow)
    Xiph/Mozilla's Rav1e encoder (focused on speed)
    Intel's STV-AV1 encoder (to be determined how good it is)
  13. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from LukeSavenije for a status update, New stuff in Firefox 65: Support for AV1 ( and also includes dav1d , although it does   
    New stuff in Firefox 65:
    Support for AV1 (and also includes dav1d, although it does not have the full performance yet because Mozilla's build tools does not use asm) Support for WebP. Better late than never, but I have given up hope for WebP. It's a shame it didn't take off. MSI installer for Windows. Support for Handoff on MacOS. New tracking protection options. Only block in private window, block all trackers at all times, or custom settings. New way how languages are handled, making it easier to set preferences for languages and using multiple language packs. Some minor changes to the about:performance page.
  14. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from LukeSavenije for a status update, New stuff in Firefox 65: Support for AV1 ( and also includes dav1d , although it does   
    New stuff in Firefox 65:
    Support for AV1 (and also includes dav1d, although it does not have the full performance yet because Mozilla's build tools does not use asm) Support for WebP. Better late than never, but I have given up hope for WebP. It's a shame it didn't take off. MSI installer for Windows. Support for Handoff on MacOS. New tracking protection options. Only block in private window, block all trackers at all times, or custom settings. New way how languages are handled, making it easier to set preferences for languages and using multiple language packs. Some minor changes to the about:performance page.
  15. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from LukeSavenije for a status update, New stuff in Firefox 65: Support for AV1 ( and also includes dav1d , although it does   
    New stuff in Firefox 65:
    Support for AV1 (and also includes dav1d, although it does not have the full performance yet because Mozilla's build tools does not use asm) Support for WebP. Better late than never, but I have given up hope for WebP. It's a shame it didn't take off. MSI installer for Windows. Support for Handoff on MacOS. New tracking protection options. Only block in private window, block all trackers at all times, or custom settings. New way how languages are handled, making it easier to set preferences for languages and using multiple language packs. Some minor changes to the about:performance page.
  16. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, https://www.androidauthority.com/faster-android-updates-942929/ Android updates are n   
    https://www.androidauthority.com/faster-android-updates-942929/
     
    Android updates are now much quicker (at least on high end devices) than before. Project Treble seems to have cut the rollout time of updates by several months. 
  17. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, https://www.androidauthority.com/faster-android-updates-942929/ Android updates are n   
    https://www.androidauthority.com/faster-android-updates-942929/
     
    Android updates are now much quicker (at least on high end devices) than before. Project Treble seems to have cut the rollout time of updates by several months. 
  18. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Silentprototipe for a status update, As part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook, the company has been forced to re   
    As part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook, the company has been forced to reveal internal documents to the court regarding how their strategy for profiting off children are laid out. Some of these documents will become public as part of the ruling, but this part of the article is what really scares me:
     
    Wow... The only way I can interpret this is that Facebook has secret documents regarding how they handle children so bad that the court feels like it would seriously harm Facebook if the public knew about it.
    Why is the court shielding Facebook here, when it involves children?
  19. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Silentprototipe for a status update, As part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook, the company has been forced to re   
    As part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook, the company has been forced to reveal internal documents to the court regarding how their strategy for profiting off children are laid out. Some of these documents will become public as part of the ruling, but this part of the article is what really scares me:
     
    Wow... The only way I can interpret this is that Facebook has secret documents regarding how they handle children so bad that the court feels like it would seriously harm Facebook if the public knew about it.
    Why is the court shielding Facebook here, when it involves children?
  20. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Silentprototipe for a status update, As part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook, the company has been forced to re   
    As part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook, the company has been forced to reveal internal documents to the court regarding how their strategy for profiting off children are laid out. Some of these documents will become public as part of the ruling, but this part of the article is what really scares me:
     
    Wow... The only way I can interpret this is that Facebook has secret documents regarding how they handle children so bad that the court feels like it would seriously harm Facebook if the public knew about it.
    Why is the court shielding Facebook here, when it involves children?
  21. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from MoonSpot for a status update, Here is a very good article regarding website bloat. Worth reading if you got some ti   
    Here is a very good article regarding website bloat. Worth reading if you got some time to spare.
     
    https://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm
  22. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from MoonSpot for a status update, Here is a very good article regarding website bloat. Worth reading if you got some ti   
    Here is a very good article regarding website bloat. Worth reading if you got some time to spare.
     
    https://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm
  23. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from TheSLSAMG for a status update, I am often astonished by the amount of people on this forum calling themselves "tech   
    I am often astonished by the amount of people on this forum calling themselves "tech enthusiasts" that not just don't understand slightly more advanced subjects, but actually takes pride in not knowing them.
    The amount of people I see being proud to say they don't know how to program, or proud that they only barely know how to use Windows/iOS/MacOS/Android and no other operating system is quite mind boggling.
     
    On top of that, some of them even have the guts to insult others because they are more knowable than them. You'd think that in a community of "tech enthusiasts" that the phrase "I am not a no-life nerd. I have better things to do" or variations of it would be uncommon, but it's far more common than it should be.
  24. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from TheSLSAMG for a status update, I am often astonished by the amount of people on this forum calling themselves "tech   
    I am often astonished by the amount of people on this forum calling themselves "tech enthusiasts" that not just don't understand slightly more advanced subjects, but actually takes pride in not knowing them.
    The amount of people I see being proud to say they don't know how to program, or proud that they only barely know how to use Windows/iOS/MacOS/Android and no other operating system is quite mind boggling.
     
    On top of that, some of them even have the guts to insult others because they are more knowable than them. You'd think that in a community of "tech enthusiasts" that the phrase "I am not a no-life nerd. I have better things to do" or variations of it would be uncommon, but it's far more common than it should be.
  25. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from TheSLSAMG for a status update, I am often astonished by the amount of people on this forum calling themselves "tech   
    I am often astonished by the amount of people on this forum calling themselves "tech enthusiasts" that not just don't understand slightly more advanced subjects, but actually takes pride in not knowing them.
    The amount of people I see being proud to say they don't know how to program, or proud that they only barely know how to use Windows/iOS/MacOS/Android and no other operating system is quite mind boggling.
     
    On top of that, some of them even have the guts to insult others because they are more knowable than them. You'd think that in a community of "tech enthusiasts" that the phrase "I am not a no-life nerd. I have better things to do" or variations of it would be uncommon, but it's far more common than it should be.
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