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DragonTamer1

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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from JoaoPRSousa in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Finally did my first "mod" to the car. Replaced the nasty headlights with new LED ones. Just wish I had gotten the tail lights and fog lights in this weekend to do those as well.
     
    Also rotated the tires, fronts are wearing a bit fast on the inside.

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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from JoaoPRSousa in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Just spent too much money... Happy birthday to me I guess. Headlights and tail lights are a good place to start modding the car I guess. Still really wanted to get that supercharger this week...
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to Spotty in [ended] AMD Computex 2019 Keynote Livethread-- REHEARSAL 50 MINUTES AGO?!   
    NO, LISA, NO! DON'T BRING ANOTHER PERSON ON THE STAGE
     

     
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from iamdarkyoshi in Building a sleeper. Need help with airflow.   
    If you are building in that case you are going to want as much negative pressure as possible. 80mm fans get loud so see if you can find one on the quieter side. You can also use your power supply as an exhaust fan to help pull air through the system. Just don't get any fanless power supplies and make sure they aren't hybrid. I think that most hybrid PSUs only kick on under a certain load and not temp.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Mattias Edeslatt in case orientation leads to drastic cpu temps change with tower air cooler   
    What?
     
    Heat rising is irrelevant in this situation because there is not a large amount of heat being generated and the IHS of a processor is so small that it quickly becomes saturated. If you are talking about the cooler, the heat pipes in the cooler would work to move the heat away regardless of angle.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from DrDerp in Nvidia GTX 1650 available RIGHT NOW; $149 (updated with reviews)   
    So from what I'm seeing, the only thing this card is good for is OEM upgrades that don't have PCIe cables on the power supply.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Sony Now Internally Regulates Sexual Content in Video Games   
    I asked my Japanese friend about this, he hadn't heard of it before I mentioned it to him. He's PISSED. His girlfriend is even more pissed which surprised me a bit.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Sony Now Internally Regulates Sexual Content in Video Games   
    I asked my Japanese friend about this, he hadn't heard of it before I mentioned it to him. He's PISSED. His girlfriend is even more pissed which surprised me a bit.
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to Princess Luna in Back in b̶l̶a̶c̶k̶ Blue - Microsoft's New Edge tested, faster than Chrome   
    When the world faces the decision of migrate to Edge or stay on Chrome and us Firefox users are just here like:
     
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from EarthWormJM2 in Survey claims 86 percent of US teens plan to choose iPhone as next smartphone   
    Is it safe to assume that the survey may have been a bit skewed? It said an investment firm conducted the survey but I didn't see how it was distibuted.
     
    It's a little less impressive when you consider that earlier that year the same survey has 84% for apple which is a 2% growth of their surveyed market share.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from imreloadin in im looking for a blu-ray drive. suggestions?   
    VLC support needed a third party plugin that no longer seems to be supported. I tried about a year ago with no luck.
     
    I don't watch Blu-ray disks much but when I do I use Leawo Blu-ray. Can be a bit clunky but it is free. I usually just rip the disk with MakeMKV.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer in Borderlands 3 will be exclusively on the Epic store for the first 6 months   
    I originally thought that 2k games/Gearbox had a falling out with steam but I couldn't find any news article about it so I must be thinking of something else.
     
    You could say that it's greed motivating these decisions though I think in every case so far it has been the publisher not the actual developer that makes the decision. On the flip side they may not like that steam is taking 30% of their revenue for doing little to no work. 30% is actually a considerably large percentage of the profits being taken and I can't think of anywhere else that is taking such a large chunk either online or real world. As a perspective, most retail stores will take somewhere between 5-15% on the products they sell.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer in Borderlands 3 will be exclusively on the Epic store for the first 6 months   
    The devs get a larger cut verses Steam. Steam takes 30% and Epic takes 12%. Steam will take less as your sales go up but there is not guarantee that your game will make those sales targets, and they are also fairly high sales targets to meet. The Epic exclusivity is either the devs thinking that if they only release on Epic they will make more profit verses steam. If the game was launched on both then I suspect that people who have both platforms would buy it from steam instead which would cut into their profit. I believe Epic also guarantees that a sales target will be met and the devs get reimbursed if that target is not met. I don't think they've had to use this yet as if they did they would hemorrhage money faster than a collapsing communist state and businesses are not in the business of loosing money.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Gonzalo Noriega in XFX RX570 how to cool it with fans...   
    Your temps are really not that bad. I have my cards allowed to run up to 90 before throttling and they frequently sit around 80 while gaming (two decently overclocked 480s). If you want to find out how hot your card will get, you can take the temperature of the card under load at your existing ambient temp and add the difference between the current ambient temp and your max expected to the cards temp. Absolute temp is not indicative of most use cases. Using a temp over ambient (sometimes called Delta T over ambient) is more flexible for changes in ambient temp.
     
    If you are really concerned you can add another fan to your system, you would be better off setting your two rear most fans at the top to exhaust and putting the other fan at the bottom of the case blowing air out of the empty PCIe brackets (remove them for better airflow). This creates a low pressure area at the bottom of the case where the GPU is trying to breathe in air that allows for the cool air being brought in by the front fans to move into.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from ProfessionalOverclocker in Borderlands 3 will be exclusively on the Epic store for the first 6 months   
    I think the general idea here is to hurt 2k games with this tactic. Everyone seems eager to complain that EGS exclusives are hurting developers but I think this is a good example of people hurting developers because they've gotten emotional.
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to poochyena in Borderlands 3 will be exclusively on the Epic store for the first 6 months   
    They are freely making the decision, as in free will, as in, not forced.
    Why is that unethical?
    Why is that unethical?
    Then don't. Exclusively buying all your games from a single store is really weird though. My games have come from many sources (steam, kickstarter, humblebundle, retail, countless MMOs)
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from D13H4RD in Metro: Exodus sold "2.5x better" in the same period on the Epic Store versus Last Light on Steam   
    Might have, we'll also need to hear from some other developers as well and see.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Metro: Exodus sold "2.5x better" in the same period on the Epic Store versus Last Light on Steam   
    In one of the other threads going on right now an indie developer sent an email out that they were switching to Epic and about 1600 people asked for refunds out of the 47,000 or so who had backed it which is about 4% of the customers. I don't know if it's like this for every title but it seems the majority of people just don't care.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from D13H4RD in Metro: Exodus sold "2.5x better" in the same period on the Epic Store versus Last Light on Steam   
    Might have, we'll also need to hear from some other developers as well and see.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from aSpoink in Metro: Exodus sold "2.5x better" in the same period on the Epic Store versus Last Light on Steam   
    Epic is competing with steam, it may not be how you would like, but they are competing. Using your store comparison, most stores have exclusive products to their store, sometimes store brand sometimes not. This is not an uncommon practice, in fact it's less common for a company to not use this practice in the real world. Even if they are the same, it is marketed differently to make it sound like it is better on their platform. The console comparison is also not an accurate one either because to buy a console exclusive you would have to go out and buy a new console for $300+ and possibly pay for an online subscription, on PC you download a free piece of software and make an account for free. There is a cost of entry to one and not to the other, I wish people would stop making this comparison.
     
    In a vacuum, this would work. The internet is not a vacuum, and people in large groups operate under a hive mind aspect. They all move to where their friends are and rarely explore outside their circle. This is what lead Google to be the leader in... well everything, YouTube is the top video platform, Twitch is the top streaming platform, Facebook is the top social media platform. People gravitate towards the group because it's safer to be with the group than to stand out. If it was as easy as make a competing platform and make the games cheaper to compete, doesn't it seem like someone would have done that by now? The reality is most people don't want to leave steam. I have seen countless times a game that is cheaper on another online store and people will just wait and get it on steam, usually because they don't want to be bothered with another launcher. People cannot be trusted to make rational decisions as people are too quick to act on emotion, that's why most TV commercials are trying to play on emotion rather than facts or reasoning.
     
    That being said take the example I've given. You are trying to compete with steam, you have two options and both are shit. You can do what I described above, make a new platform that has many of the same features as steam and your games are marginally cheaper on average. You run the very real risk that nobody will join your platform because people don't want to switch and would rather pay the extra $10 to $15 dollars on steam just to have the game with the rest of their library. Your company can no longer afford to operate as you have not been able to gain a significant enough user base to offset cost of operation. You go bankrupt and sell your store to someone like EA or Ubisoft who simply shuts it down.
     
    In the second scenario, you make a game store knowing that people are not likely to switch just because your prices are cheaper. Your only real option is to try and get big games exclusively on your platform to entice your user base to join your platform if they want to buy the game on day one. You and your company are going to be the ass end of the internet for a while but you do manage to build a sustainable user base to keep your company from going under and possibly manage to establish it as a viable alternative.
     
    These are the two shitty options you are given, compete "fairly" and get stomped by a monopoly or get more aggressive in moving people to your platform. As a businessman you have to pick one.
     
    If they ISP servicing 4 houses is faster then yes, this is competition. You also can't use this analogy for the same reason I stated above, cost of entry verses a free barrier of entry.
     
    Both Steam and Epic are at fault for this. Epic should not have been scanning this file when there is an API to do the same thing. Trying to distance yourself from the competition is a flimsy excuse. Steam is at fault because if this file is that important, it should have been better protected from scanning in the first place. The fact that it wasn't is either negligence or the file itself is not actually all that useful for anything nefarious. I suspect that it's a bit of both.
     
    This is nothing against you, you simply mentioned a lot of the talking points in a single post. I feel that everyone that is being critical of the Epic store should look at the big picture and try to approach the issue from the other side instead of being so quick to criticize. I know that not everyone can do this (this isn't an insult, literally some people are not capable of doing this) but it's better for a productive discussion.
     
    I'm not going to be a popular man for making this post, but it's something that I felt needed to be made. I'm largely indifferent on the issue so I don't really care one way or the other. I just wanted to try and bring perspective to the discussion. I am a bit keen to see where EGS goes in the future and if they do become a full fledged competitor to Steam.
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to Sauron in Metro: Exodus sold "2.5x better" in the same period on the Epic Store versus Last Light on Steam   
    I don't think it's a very relevant metric - it shows that the sales weren't negatively impacted (at least not by much), but higher sales numbers than LL are to be expected given the game was praised and LL brought a lot more attention to the franchise.
     
    As for my thoughts on the Epic store, frankly I can't fault them for trying to compete with Steam. Valve is a corporation just like Epic and I don't like them having a monopoly. The exclusivity problem goes beyond the ES or Steam - the problem is DRM. Ideally, every game should be available on every store willing to sell it and independent of the platform you bought it on. This is just Steam getting a taste of their own medicine.
     
    Is it good or bad for the consumer? We'll have to wait and see - on one hand having to install yet another launcher is annoying but, given the lower price cut Epic takes, this may help drive prices down in general and force Steam to actively give developers new reasons to choose them.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from TacoSenpai in Google Stadia (Cloud Gaming)   
    Google is making it sound like this is going to replace everything and is going to be the future, but they are forgetting that in the US where this is launching there are a large number of people without the internet speeds required to even watch a Youtube video in 480p, let alone stream a game in 1080p60 or higher.
     
    People like having the physical hardware in their home, like PC gamers... especially PC gamers. Have you seen how obsessive we can get over our hardware?
     
    This is useless for something like VR because the latency would be too high.
     
    They never mentioned the price, I'm wondering if they are going to offer it "for free" and just sell all of your data instead.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in Firefox adding more aggressive anti-fingerprinting protection with version 67   
    Bad example but not really;
     
    One of my friends was able to track down an,,, associate (not a friend really but not hated) based on nothing but his first name, the state he lived in and the colors that his high school used at their graduation ceremony. He not only found his full name and address but also found both of his parents and brother... this took him just one hour. I'm scared to think of what else he could have found with more data.
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