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    Mihle reacted to Ryan_Vickers in NVIDIA has created a gaming studio to remaster classic PC games with Ray Tracing effects   
    Cool idea. It will be interesting to see if these games are playable with their new look on older 10-series cards or even existing and upcoming AMD cards.  As much as they're obviously doing this to promote RTX, I would guess that in most cases you won't actually need the RTX hardware to be able to get playable frame rates (or at least, you shouldn't) since the games are geometrically so simple.  It's the same theory behind why ray tracing mods for Minecraft work on non-RTX cards.
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    Mihle reacted to lewdicrous in Cryp-No Currency - Visa, Mastercard, eBay, & Others Exit Facebook's Cryptocurrency Campaign   
    The other companies probably waited for someone else to exit before they too can leave the sinking ship of a project.
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    Mihle reacted to leadeater in Core i3 is now a Core i7: Intel increases core counts   
    Seems pretty logical, this won't happen.
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    Mihle got a reaction from sazrocks in LTT Official Folding Month 2019!!!   
    351 place, I hope I will get to above 300 at least before the end of the month
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    Mihle got a reaction from XR6 in Why am I so bored of playing videogames?   
    I do have phases of not playing that much games for a while, usually only last some months tho, and then the enjoyment comes back and I play games again, sometimes it's a new game comes out that light the fire again, other times it's just some game that I played years ago that pop back in to memory.
    In a time of not wanting to play that much, you should not force yourself to play games, because that's not fun and it might take longer time before the fire lights inside you again.
    I don't get the maturing argument, you can be in your 40s old and still enjoy gaming. I am not even close to that age tho ....
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    Mihle got a reaction from Gorgon in LTT Official Folding Month 2019!!!   
    351 place, I hope I will get to above 300 at least before the end of the month
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    Mihle got a reaction from HrutkayMods in LTT Official Folding Month 2019!!!   
    351 place, I hope I will get to above 300 at least before the end of the month
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    Mihle got a reaction from mattheginger in LTT Official Folding Month 2019!!!   
    351 place, I hope I will get to above 300 at least before the end of the month
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    Mihle reacted to NineEyeRon in Why am I so bored of playing videogames?   
    I found taking a break helped.
    i don’t get the “maturing” argument, it belittles gaming and singles it out as a child’s hobby when it isn’t.
    im in my mid 30s now with a young family so I don’t game like I used to, life got in the way.
    i found taking a break, changing game types and doing other hobbies helped build my all round enjoyment.
    if something isn’t fun then don’t do it, its simple.
    just don’t blaming it all on getting older as it irks those who get so much out of it, whatever their age. 
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    Mihle reacted to Bananasplit_00 in Intel ( finally ) Kills Kaby Lake ( including Kaby Lake G, the processors that used AMD graphics )   
    its pretty sad that the colab chip never went anywhere, i thought it was pretty cool
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    Mihle got a reaction from Stormseeker9 in TUTORIAL: Cloud Folding V2: 2 Days 2xGTX 1080 / Tesla V100/M60 F@H free! 1,4mPPD!   
    Ah, forgot I could do that from not being home, thank you
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    Mihle reacted to Metallus97 in TUTORIAL: Cloud Folding V2: 2 Days 2xGTX 1080 / Tesla V100/M60 F@H free! 1,4mPPD!   
    2x GTX1080 Numbers are in: Out of the box you get around 1,4mPPD!
    Thanks to the free trial of cherry servers everyone can get around 48h of usage on a server wich has 2x GTX 1080! That should make up for a nice PPD boost for a a few days. 
    Like with the Google stuf there is no danger of being charged le $$. They only charge your balance on the account. If you dont top it up (or configure automatic top up) the servers will simply power of until you ad balance to your account. Therefore its super save, like the google stuf I explained in my last post here. 
    After you're through your free 20$ you can top up and then you will pay roughly 0, 38$ per hour. Thats close to 10$ a day. Maybe a bit expensive for the whole event, but wort it in the last days to crush some ranks .
    According to the F@H GPU PPD Database https://www.overclock.net/forum/55-overclock-net-folding-home-team/475163-gpu-projects-ppd-database.html  this should put us at over 1,5mPPD! 😮 
    The provider this time is cherry servers: https://www.cherryservers.com IF anyone of you does find other cheap GPU server providers with a decent test balance feel free to post them here. I want to harvest everything I can get -> and you should to!
    DISCLAIMER: I and my company have used Cherry in the past and are pleased with the service. Never had any problems with them and searching the web you also dont find much negative stuf about them. Therefore I guess its fine to give them your card OOOOR: https://privacy.com  
    It is also possible to get around a week of usage on a Tesla V100 on GoogleCloud or a Tesla M60 on Microsoft Azure. Let me know if you need a tutorial. After setting up the server the installation of drivers and F@H is exactly the same as show here.
    1. Create yourself an account in the top right click Log in -> create account -> you know how to do this . As with the google service you will have to give them your card. But its NOT charged unless you tell them to. I also got a window promoting me to set up a automatic top up, but you can close that and work with the free test budget. Later payment is even possible with crypto etc.
    2. Once your in the portal go to servers -> bare metal (this time we want full power and nothing virtualized) and pick the E3-1240LV5 with 2xGTX 1080, show in pic:
    Go on customize and at the bottom choose the OS Ubuntu 18.04. Then add to chart and leave everything as is!
    3. Go to your chart and turn the credit top up slider all to the left. That way you wont be charged beforehand. The server will run as long as you have balance on the account.
    4. WAIT... mine took 30min to be finished. You will get email notifications. ATTENTION: once you got the notice that it is running, you're paying it.
    5. When the server is running: On your servers overview click on the server and note the password displayed there. Also not the public IP.
    6. SSH into dat B. SERVER (WTF is SSH? -> see my next post)
    7. The following steps will be similar to what I have described in my last post.
    BUT here we will have to make a few steps before downloading and installing FAH... we need the graphics drivers and cuda support to run properly!
    8. First update your system
    sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade 9. Install dev tools
    sudo apt-get install build-essential git 10. We will now install MUCH more than we need, but this is the simplest solution it can take 10-15min to finish the install, but tinkering with everything else needed would be SOO much more effort.
    therefore follow this step by step and IN ORDER:  (For the Linux PROS: Yes I know... but due to the server only being used for F@H and the extra stuf not having any impact on F@H this is the best solution. And yes I know I am installing nearly a full gnome + window server etc) Source is Nvidias official stuff: https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads?target_os=Linux&target_arch=x86_64&target_distro=Ubuntu&target_version=1804
    wget https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1804/x86_64/cuda-ubuntu1804.pin sudo mv cuda-ubuntu1804.pin /etc/apt/preferences.d/cuda-repository-pin-600 wget http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/10.1/Prod/local_installers/cuda-repo-ubuntu1804-10-1-local-10.1.243-418.87.00_1.0-1_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1804-10-1-local-10.1.243-418.87.00_1.0-1_amd64.deb sudo apt-key add /var/cuda-repo-10-1-local-10.1.243-418.87.00/7fa2af80.pub sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install cuda This will shoot out some error and stuf BUT that's ok  It will work anyway. If asked for some file named cloud, chose to apply the new one coming from the update.
    11. reboot 
    sudo reboot 12. wait some miniutes
    13. SSH back in
    15. onwards form step 15 in this post. Now everything is the same, but F@H will see the GPUs and start bashing on them  (and also on 2 cores with 2.1Ghz but that's peanuts compared to dual 1080 POWAH)
    Like with my last one: This is an early version. Please give feedback and suggestions!  
    Want to check temps and usage?
    With installing cuda and the driver we also installed some monitoring stuff. Main Terminal prompt:
    And here are my servers 1080s bashing on Core21
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    Mihle reacted to DrMacintosh in Youtube is about to ruin my life   
    You're in your own bubble. Both Right and Left wing independent media get shafted by YouTubes policies. I suggest you stop vilifying everyone you disagree with. 
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    Mihle got a reaction from Kilrah in People calling 24" ""budget"" is a huge issue.   
    Again, you simply do not understand that you do not have to be good at a game to have lots of enjoyment with it. If everyone did, why do the worst players continue to play? They don't play just to play, they have fun doing what they do.
    And you don't know how good or bad I play so....
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    Mihle got a reaction from Kilrah in People calling 24" ""budget"" is a huge issue.   
    It doesn't matter. Bigger than 24" screen = more inmersion = more enjoyable. 
    I literally don't care how good I do in games as long as I do ok and it's fun. You don't have to be good at something for it to be fun. If you don't understand that you have something to learn.
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    Mihle reacted to Bananasplit_00 in New California bill makes all app based companies treat workers as employees much to the disdain of Uber and Lyft   
    maybe dont build your company around low paid slaves lol
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    Mihle got a reaction from Animal901 in Unpopular Tech Opinions   
    Any phone above around 450€ is a total waste of money.
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    Mihle reacted to Princess Luna in Monitor for competitive gaming   
    If you are building a high end PC with a very good GPU honestly you should get the 1440p165hz monitor.
    A Monitor can be the longest lasting piece of your computer, invest in the best you can get to make the most out of it... 1440p is amazing for a desktop, up to 27inch is pretty much the same 4k experience but runs better and 165hz is by all means enough for e-sports.
    In fact 240hz is more placebo and gimmick than anything, it gets to a point the framerate gap is so narrow it becomes rather imperceptible to the eye and it won't feel any more smooth or responsive than a good 165hz monitor.
    That is also without talking about the fact many 240hz monitors have insufficient GTG and Input Lag to make the most out of the refresh rate.
    This video explains the reasons why 240hz doesn't make sense even for "professional CS:GO players" in fact it's no wonder all championship tournaments still uses 144hz monitors.
    Then think about it, you're sacrificing image quality and resolution to get a higher refresh rate that will not make you a better player... so what if you decide you also wanna play a slow pace single player game at some point? watch a movie? you'll not have any of the extra eye candy which would be very much welcome specially if you have a high end PC that could drive it.
    One last point is that even if you hit your foot on the ground and want 240hz at all cost, the 1440p165hz most likely can be reduced in resolution to 1080p and get even further refresh rate OC.
    I hope this gives you a good food for thought.
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    Mihle reacted to charbel1011 in G-sync   
    well thats not true. v sync still has work to do. v sync should be activated with g sync in nvidia control panel and v sync off in games. you need to cap your refresh rate below your screen refresh rate by 2-3 fps and i recommend riva tuner. and u get smooth games with the least input lag possible.
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    Mihle reacted to steelo in Microsoft hides option to use Windows 10 with a local account - GDPR violation?   
    I used Ubuntu years ago and there is a learning curve, especially if you're used to Windows. You are correct, you usually don't have to use terminal at all. However, I find it easier than searching the GUI for buttons. Also, hardware doesn't always play nice with Linux...I recall a wifi card that would intermittently work and a AMD gpu that simply refused to display any resolution over 640x480 with Ubuntu. 
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    Mihle reacted to LAwLz in Microsoft hides option to use Windows 10 with a local account - GDPR violation?   
    In before the usual people who defend this type of behavior from Microsoft just goes "you just have to unplug your computer from the Internet and then create the local account. We should all lick Microsoft's shoes because they are so kind to continue to give us a way to use local accounts!".
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    Mihle got a reaction from Kilrah in People calling 24" ""budget"" is a huge issue.   
    Majority of people like him and me do not play competitively, we play for enjoyment, and bigger monitor makes the enjoyment better.
    (up to a max size that is opinion based tho, for example I would most likely never go above 32", tho I have not used it personally)
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    Mihle reacted to Kilrah in People calling 24" ""budget"" is a huge issue.   
    I do actually. Love the immersion in scenic games, simulators, car racing games etc.
    Yes I do, I'm not good anyway but not worse when using the large display. I play for fun with friends, not competitively so I don't care, and I don't game much in the first place.
    Not invalid at all, increasing resolution lets you see more stuff but if you don't increase size you either have to turn on display scaling losing the avility to see more stuff or have your head stuck to the screen becasue things are so small. For me to "see more stuff" I need scaling to stay at 100%, and nicely readable 100% scaling at a comfortable desk distance results in about a 50" display.
    The size/resolution is awesome for my photo work as well. 
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    Mihle reacted to AluminiumTech in New California bill makes all app based companies treat workers as employees much to the disdain of Uber and Lyft   
    I know this is older news, about a month old, but I haven't seen this posted in tech news.
    One of California's newest bills, which was passed by the State senate and General Assembly and is expected to be signed off by the Governor shortly, is changing up the gig economy in California and as you can imagine this will really heavily affect tech companies.
    The bill makes all app based companies treat their workers as employees much to the disdain of Uber and Lyft who were previously seeking an exemption.
    The bill if signed into law would mean that all Uber drivers, Lyft drivers, etc would be considered employees and would need to receive all the benefits of being an employee including being paid at least minimum wage.
    Hooray, this means that those people will be paid a lot better but probably also means the costs of services like Uber and Lyft will probably increase.
    NY Times
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    Mihle reacted to RejZoR in EU and the right to repair   
    Bosch, Siemens, Beko, Gorenje, Liebherr, Indesit, Electrolux, SMEG...