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    pas008 got a reaction from Derkoli in Is Surround Sound Worth It?   
    i'm still dumb founded on why people dont understand this (audio engineer here too lol)
     
    its funny
    algorithms are used everywhere on digital sound
    but cant be used for downmixing?
     
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    pas008 got a reaction from Derkoli in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    this should have been enforced long ago imho
     
    2bn my ass they lose out on their ecosystem money
     
    this should be quoted also
     
    Apple, along with 10 other leading tech giants such as Nokia and Samsung, signed a memorandum of understanding in 2009.
    They pledged to provide micro-USB compatible chargers for consumers.
    However, Apple took advantage of a loophole that allowed manufacturers to continue using their own chargers if they offered an adaptor.
    Then, in 2014, the EU passed the Radio Equipment Directive, which called for a "renewed effort to develop a common charger".
    Apple insisted that its slimmer devices would be unable to fit the then-new USB-C technology, and it claimed it would cost up to $2bn (£1.53bn) to meet the desired standard.
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    pas008 got a reaction from Sakkura in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    this should have been enforced long ago imho
     
    2bn my ass they lose out on their ecosystem money
     
    this should be quoted also
     
    Apple, along with 10 other leading tech giants such as Nokia and Samsung, signed a memorandum of understanding in 2009.
    They pledged to provide micro-USB compatible chargers for consumers.
    However, Apple took advantage of a loophole that allowed manufacturers to continue using their own chargers if they offered an adaptor.
    Then, in 2014, the EU passed the Radio Equipment Directive, which called for a "renewed effort to develop a common charger".
    Apple insisted that its slimmer devices would be unable to fit the then-new USB-C technology, and it claimed it would cost up to $2bn (£1.53bn) to meet the desired standard.
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    pas008 reacted to an actual squirrel in Is Surround Sound Worth It?   
    @Metallus97 @rice guru
     
    Okay everyone, this is probably the most misunderstood topic in all of gaming, leaving gpu motion blur as a distant second imo. Contrary to popular belief, virtual surround sound is actually a good thing. What we are talking about here is using hrtf filters on top of game sounds to represent their position in the game world. Without them, you only have left and right directions in stereo audio on headphones. You can still deduce other directions by performing certain maneuvers, but it is a competitive advantage to have virtual surround sound and let the sounds come with more directional information.
     
    Certain games are now coming with virtual surround sound options inside them, allowing all headphone users to have virtual surround sound regardless of hardware/software. The most prominent are CSGO's advanced 3d processing, Overwatch's Dolby Atmos for Headphones, and PUBG's HRTF. Call of Duty Modern Warfare doesn't have virtual surround sound per se, but it works well with the ones built into the windows spatial sound options in windows 10 (which are not turned on by default btw).
     
    Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, and I would say the majority of games don't have virtual surround sound options. However, games do support surround sound output. That output has additional directional information that can be used with a virtual surround sound dsp, such as the one that comes with something like the sennheiser gsx 1000 or the free software called hesuvi, to create a better headphone mix.
     
    Not helping matters is that virtual surround sound is something of an acquired taste. I'd liken it to 60 fps video and the soap opera effect. Intellectually, we all understand that 60 fps is more information than 24 fps. But if you watch a 60 fps movie, it looks really wrong because you have been conditioned to only accept 24 fps for movies. Similarly, if you have never listened to binaural audio on headphones, it can be strange with material that you are expecting to sound a certain way. If you go in naively, with no preconceptions, I think you can get used to it really fast.
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    pas008 reacted to Arika S in How do you even cool this thing - i9-10990XE + 10th gen i3/i5 spotted   
    and OEM parts would be made to handle a 380w CPU if that's what they were going to be putting in it. OEMs are not stupid
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    pas008 reacted to dizmo in Intel 10-Core Comet Lake-S CPU Could Suck Up To 300W   
    I...can't say I care. If it performs better I wouldn't care if it uses a little more power, provided the board and coolers are available to sustain it. People are drawing comparisons to the 9590, but IIRC that chip consumed tons of power AND undeperformed in ever aspect. 
     
    Watching a bunch more motherboards catch fire and melt as people try to put them in boards they shouldn't be will bring me some entertainment though lol
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    pas008 got a reaction from Mark Kaine in NVIDIA GeForce 3070/3080/3080 Ti (Ampere): More VRAM, Way Faster, & Cheaper! (Update 5 ~ Alleged GDC / March Reveal & Specs)   
    I'm thinking its the typical thing we always see with these articles over exaggeration and mixing both together
    Be nice for more
     
    Realistically my understanding
    Same power
    50% plus increase in graphics
    Same graphics
    50% plus decrease in power
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    pas008 reacted to mr moose in apple, google, microsoft, dell, and tesla are being sued for using cobalt mined with child labor   
    And while we are holding them accountable don't forget we need to carry some burden for the small part we play ourselves, as we buy any device that uses these products we are adding to the demand thus providing the carrot.
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    pas008 got a reaction from Technous285 in Cox gets massively shafted - Jury awards music industry 1 billion dollars from Cox over copyright infringers   
    piracy is wrong yes
    but privacy is right and not using vpn will let many comanies have your data not just select few
    so vpn should be used
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    pas008 got a reaction from jagdtigger in Cox gets massively shafted - Jury awards music industry 1 billion dollars from Cox over copyright infringers   
    piracy is wrong yes
    but privacy is right and not using vpn will let many comanies have your data not just select few
    so vpn should be used
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    pas008 reacted to rice guru in Which Headphones are better ?   
    Out of the 2 clouds are better. But neither are the best at this price range
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    pas008 got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Cox gets massively shafted - Jury awards music industry 1 billion dollars from Cox over copyright infringers   
    piracy is wrong yes
    but privacy is right and not using vpn will let many comanies have your data not just select few
    so vpn should be used
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    pas008 got a reaction from rcmaehl in Cox gets massively shafted - Jury awards music industry 1 billion dollars from Cox over copyright infringers   
    piracy is wrong yes
    but privacy is right and not using vpn will let many comanies have your data not just select few
    so vpn should be used
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    pas008 reacted to The1Dickens in Cox gets massively shafted - Jury awards music industry 1 billion dollars from Cox over copyright infringers   
    Call me paranoid, but I have a feeling this will result in a stronger push to track and log every step end-users take online, making VPNs all but illegal.
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    pas008 reacted to TheUberMedic in New foldable samsung   
    Give me a regular phone that can fold out to tablet sizes, not this nonsense. That makes more sense than this.
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    pas008 reacted to yaboistar in Anyone knows how to clean white headset?   
    if you've had it for a couple years then it could just be weathering on the plastic from UV sunlight exposure, that's something you won't get off without disassembly and chemical baths in retrobrite, assuming that the plastic it's made from won't be damaged from that process
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    pas008 reacted to TempestCatto in Blue light filter is actually bad for you, new study shows   
    Reminds me of eggs. Before I was even born there was a study done that showed eggs were really good for you, so eat the whole thing. Then a decade or two later, another study said only egg whites are healthy and to not eat the yolk. A few years ago came full 360. Now studies show the whole egg, once again, is healthy. I've been eating eggs my entire life. Hell, I ate 3 hard-boiled eggs per day, everyday, back when I lifted. If they were bad for us, I probably wouldn't be here right now.
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    pas008 reacted to MageTank in Intel Core i5-10600 spotted in MSI board company   
    There was an IPC difference between Haswell and Skylake though. This is well documented online from several sources. Not only that, but we are talking two entirely different memory subsystems that can impact gaming performance. The consumer mainstream IMC's tend to have a much lower latency than the HEDT chips which helped quite a bit in terms of minimum framerates and overall gaming experience.
     
    A 5820k clocked at 4.7ghz would not perform as well as an 8700k clocked at 4.7ghz, that I can guarantee.
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    pas008 got a reaction from MageTank in Intel Core i9-10900K 10-core Processor and Z490 Chipset Arrive April 2020   
    ok you guys are right
     
    intel didnt show us they could offer 4 to 18 cores on a socket or AMD showed  4 to 16 or even 8 to 32 (prolly 64 next yr)
     
    x299 mobos arent that much more
    i was saying if lga2066 had other chipsets like z395 and similar that only offered dual channel but you guys are right
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    pas008 got a reaction from Arika S in Intel Core i9-10900K 10-core Processor and Z490 Chipset Arrive April 2020   
    mainstream really doesnt need it though
    everywhere else I agree
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    pas008 got a reaction from Zando Bob in Intel Core i9-10900K 10-core Processor and Z490 Chipset Arrive April 2020   
    ok guess you are sold on intels reasoning for separate sockets too
     
    when you could have just started with a bigger socket in the first place
    if you want smaller use mobile
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    pas008 got a reaction from mcbaes72 in Intel Core i9-10900K 10-core Processor and Z490 Chipset Arrive April 2020   
    yes i know size difference but its not much
     
    and I'm not talking anything amd right now because they did it right
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    pas008 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Intel Core i9-10900K 10-core Processor and Z490 Chipset Arrive April 2020   
    not sure what you mean here
    https://www.techspot.com/article/1876-4ghz-ryzen-3rd-gen-vs-core-i9/
    intels 14nm looks to be hold its own against tsmc 7nm and chiplet design
    with it being held back
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    pas008 got a reaction from Zando Bob in Intel Core i9-10900K 10-core Processor and Z490 Chipset Arrive April 2020   
    of course its very different to ryzen also by far
    i'm just stating these comments comparing intel to fx line
    me personally I would take 9900k over 3700x or 3800x but over the 3900x or 3950x i'd be in a pickle because i'd be trading small performance in certain areas to gain more performance in an area I really dont need to utilize all those cores often,
     
     
     
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    pas008 reacted to Arika S in Thousands of Disney+ accounts found in black market   
    I use the same password on accounts that don't matter. Everything else, like banking, emails, paypal, anything that contains real information about me is a unique password
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