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The Sloth

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    The Sloth got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, Bought 2080ti from r/hardware swap for 699$ in 2018 december( apparently gets hot, tu   
    Bought 2080ti from r/hardware swap for 699$ in 2018 december( apparently gets hot, turned out to be broken fans), sold them locally for 799$ 2 month ago. 
     
    Best feeling ever 
     
     
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    The Sloth reacted to BlueScope819 for a status update, 7/7/19, colorized 3900X-1.m4v   
    7/7/19, colorized
     

    3900X-1.m4v
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    The Sloth got a reaction from dizmo for a status update, Fold 2 is close to a perfect phone you can get, they actually did it. 120hz fordable   
    Fold 2 is close to a perfect phone you can get, they actually did it. 
     
    120hz 
     
    fordable 
     
    4,500 mA battery 
     
    excellent camera 
     
    3 years of android update, 1 year extra security. 
     
     
    thin glass screen protector 
     
    everything note 20 ultra has and more. 
     
     
    This is what companies should strive to be. Whoever made this should be very proud of the generational leap from fold 1. Hope they add a Spen next year.
     
    also side note, please don't compare a iphone to the fold, it's like a comparing a Blackberry to an iphone. 
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    The Sloth reacted to Crunchy Dragon for a status update, In an interesting way, Crysis 3 reminds me of Titanfall 2. I look forward to finishin   
    In an interesting way, Crysis 3 reminds me of Titanfall 2.
     
    I look forward to finishing this game.
    No spoilers please
  5. Informative
    The Sloth reacted to CircleTech for a status update, As someone whose been selling pc parts for quite some time, this is not surprising. M   
    As someone whose been selling pc parts for quite some time, this is not surprising.
     
    Most computer parts tend to follow an unusual trend, and the price trend varies by part:
     
    RAM - 
     
    1-2 years old: prices go down as demand for older RAM reduces. 
     
    5-7 years old: Prices go up as people try to upgrade their older PC
     
    7-15 years old: prices crash and approach scrap value. This has currently happened to DDR2. I cannot make money with DDR2 because I buy it for about $8 scrap and can only sell the same memory kit for $10. Exceptions exist like special high capacity modules (4GB sticks) or branded memory (think Corsair).
     
    20+ years: at this point something interesting happens. The part becomes known as “vintage” and starts to go up again, but only the highest capacity sticks available for that particular platform. As an example, 4GB kits of DDR1 are worth about $30, but 2GB kits of DDR1 are still only worth their scrap value.
     
    CPUs:
     
    1-20 years: CPUs have an almost linear trend of depreciation. Some CPUs (like i7s) lose value more slowly than others, but in general CPUs just go down in price.
     
    20+ years: The whole “vintage” thing happens again. Top-of-the-line CPUs for a particular socket (think slot 1 or socket 7) shoot up in value, while older CPUs essentially become scrap.
     
    Motherboards:
     
    Motherboards in general actually do a very good job of retaining value. I think this is because motherboards are usually the first thing to die when a system is upgraded, so they inheriently become more scarce over time.
     
    1-5 years: motherboards slowly lose value as new parts come out
     
    5-7 years: Motherboard prices go up as available boards becomes more scarce. Note some motherboard (enthusiast ones) can skyrocket in price like ones with overlockavle chipsets or Xeon CPU support. But In general, older motherboards suddenly go up.
     
    7-20 years: motherboard prices again start slowly sinking again. Enthusiast mobos have a tendency to retain More value through this time. I still find high end LGA 775 mobs worth $50-80.

    20+ years: same for the RAM. The high-end motherboards end up skyrocketing in value, and the average boards start to appreciate a little bit. Board prices stay high for the foreseeable future.

    So in general, PC parts go down the first five years, go up as older but still usable machines need upgrading, then sink again after 7 years as older machines are replaced. Then after 20+ years they become “vintage” and start to rise again.
     
     
     
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    The Sloth reacted to Tristerin for a status update, Facemasks will be mandatory at my office building starting Monday. The company, to su   
    Facemasks will be mandatory at my office building starting Monday.  The company, to support their new initiative, is supplying face masks and have ordered an enormous amount in preparation for this new policy.
     
    Kicker?
     
    The boxes of face mask all have a blurb about how there is no evidence that wearing these face masks will help end the spread of COVID-19.  Ill try to sneak a pic of one of the boxes.
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    The Sloth reacted to Tech_Dreamer for a status update, The face you make when you realize the communication break between "ill suck you off   
    The face you make when you realize the communication break between "ill suck you off after the hair cut"
     

     
    #HideThePainLinus  #ThisSucksBro  #WheresDennisAt
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    The Sloth reacted to dizmo for a status update, 2020: Budget phone 2021: Note30+ Can't wait for that integrated 5G modem.   
    2020: Budget phone
    2021: Note30+
     
    Can't wait for that integrated 5G modem.
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    The Sloth reacted to Ashley xD for a status update, are we just not gonna talka bout apple now having dropped support for basically all 2   
    are we just not gonna talka bout apple now having dropped support for basically all 2012 Mac's and some 2013 one's?
     
    there was no reason for them to do that. also those machines were still perfectly usable and now end up in landfill.
     
    i don't understadn these 2 sides of apple. on one hand the iphone 6s is still supported under iOS 14, so it'll possibly get dropped with iOS 15, in the fall of 2021. it'll be 6 years old then. 
     
    on the other hand they unsupport Mac's that are modern in every way. have everything. retina screens, usb 3.0, etc etc. why?
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    The Sloth reacted to Schnoz for a status update, WWDC in a shellnut: Android for iPhone. the arm-based macs are interesting tho   
    WWDC in a shellnut: Android for iPhone.
     
     
    the arm-based macs are interesting tho
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    The Sloth reacted to DrMacintosh for a status update, Could this be the death of Windows? Maybe. But the PCMR won't die easily. Too many PC   
    Could this be the death of Windows? Maybe. But the PCMR won't die easily. Too many PC games. 
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    The Sloth reacted to leadeater for a status update, WOOOOWWW Say what you really think Steve... 🤯   
    WOOOOWWW
     
     
    Say what you really think Steve... 🤯
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    The Sloth got a reaction from Gegger for a status update, Happy birthday   
    Happy birthday
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    The Sloth got a reaction from sub68 for a status update, Happy birthday   
    Happy birthday
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    The Sloth got a reaction from soldier_ph for a status update, Happy birthday   
    Happy birthday
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    The Sloth got a reaction from The King of the Undead for a status update, Happy birthday   
    Happy birthday
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    The Sloth got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, Happy birthday   
    Happy birthday
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    The Sloth got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, Happy birthday   
    Happy birthday
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    The Sloth got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Happy birthday   
    Happy birthday
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    The Sloth reacted to Tech_Dreamer for a status update, Aaaaaaand the Kobe eulogy thread got derailed & locked. it went from " He was a g   
    Aaaaaaand the Kobe eulogy thread got derailed & locked. it went from "He was a great dude" to "He has bad rep history" to "Assault conviction" to a "Rapist".
     

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    The Sloth reacted to wkdpaul for a status update, As a trekker, I can now die in peace knowing @Mister Woof approves of me !!   
    As a trekker, I can now die in peace knowing @Mister Woof approves of me !!
     

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    The Sloth reacted to RGProductions for a status update, One of those dells had DOA USB ports, so I have some time to play with it. Very impre   
    One of those dells had DOA USB ports, so I have some time to play with it. Very impressed with the i5 1035g4 so far. Just ran an apples to apples comparison against my 2700u and my 2700u got clapped in cinebench r20. The 2700u got 1195 and the i5 pulled 1435. Not bad for a $350 laptop with upgradability. The i5 is at stock and my 2700u might have had some battery optimizations, so I’m gonna rerun but I’m certain the 1035g4 will still destroy it. Anyone else curious about anything regarding the new 10th gen that they’d like me to test, or about the Inspiron 3493 in general?
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    The Sloth reacted to PCGuy_5960 for a status update,   
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    The Sloth reacted to Arika S for a status update, Something feels fundamentally wrong about using a phone case designed in Hong Kong on   
    Something feels fundamentally wrong about using a phone case designed in Hong Kong on a Huawei phone
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    The Sloth reacted to DrMacintosh for a status update, Don'y you love it when you have 200mbps internet but two bathrooms between you and th   
    Don'y you love it when you have 200mbps internet but two bathrooms between you and the wifi router tank the speeds to ~75mbps at best?
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