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DigitalHermit

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    DigitalHermit reacted to helping in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Definitely get around to Railgun, it's a lot more entertaining than Index.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to patrickjp93 in Why do people hate AMD cpu's so much   
    Who cares about record overclocks when the CPU capable of doing it is plum useless for most things and can't run at that speed full-time.
    Intel has instruction per clock efficiency, electrical efficiency, and higher core count (sorry but AMD's modules do not count as two cores with only 1 floating point unit). Clock rate is inconsequential. The amount of total work which can be done is all that counts at the end of the day.
    Don't trivialize binning when you barely have any idea of its purpose. Intel runs exactly 3 manufacturing processes during production. Only two are really relevant to this discussion but I'll cover all 3. They start with a goal of getting X number of Xeon E5/E3 chips from a given silicon wafer. When it comes time to cut the chips and test, only the best pass every test with flying colors, having all 8 cores functioning perfectly. Every other chip is derived from the leftovers, including Xeons with lesser core counts and the enthusiast line (Ivybridge-E comes with 8 cores on the die, with only 4 or 6 active).
    The second process is the development of the mainstream chips, aiming for X number of I7s and then binning lesser functioning chips into various categories like I5, I3, Pentium, and Celeron. Intel cuts away cores and cache and disables various microcode paths for all these different chips to give them desired functionality. It's estimated 30% of transistors per core in an I3 are for disabled functions (vPro, overclocking, ECC, and more). Occassionally a Xeon escapes with overclocking capabilities, or a 4790k shows up with ECC or vPro, but generally Intel finds chips with disabled code paths and tailors defects to certain markets.
    The third process is reserved for the E7 Xeons, and any chip with any faulty portion never sees the light of day because they are incompatible with consumer hardware and will never be shipped to a commercial buyer except for some 10 and 12-core models which started out as 15-core chips.
    This is true if and only if you gain a significant overclock over the Intel clock rates and you don't need heavy floating point math. If you need 8 threads of parallel floating point math AMD will sputter and flop due to only having 4 floating point units (1 per 2-part module) and having two cores trying to co-schedule the same unit and require an extra step in the pipeline to check if it's available!
    There's also the widely known fact Intel's patented floating point unit used since Sandybridge is the most efficient(read: fastest) one in existence and AMD has continually admitted it can't hold a candle to it (hence HSA for scientific computing, hence Intel's expansion of SIMD to 256 and now 512-bit wide parallel execution of up to 16 32-bit integers or floats simultaneously). This is why the FX 8320 beats the 4690k in video rendering/compression, but not in simulation calculations. When you compare Intel's and AMD's 4 floating point processors against each other, there is no contest.
    This is also why the I7 5960x is the first true consumer octa-core CPU, regardless of what AMD fanboys have to say about it.
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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from MyInnerFred in How do you focus in class?   
    Nothing much... I was under the impression that you're planning on taking something related to computers...
     
    A simple strategy for passing would be to master the basics (which should be enough to pass... not with flying colors, but a pass is a pass)...
    When it comes to focusing in class, it varies... You'll have to find your own style...
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    DigitalHermit reacted to MyInnerFred in How do you focus in class?   
    You don't. I slept in quite a few of mine.
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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from SirNumbers in How powerful was the ps3 when it came out   
    Someone built a supercomputer by sticking a bunch of PS3s together, so... yes it had some potential...
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    DigitalHermit reacted to ZacDaMan72 in Left Earphone Problem   
    The wire is probably broken and it isn't worth fixing it. Get another pair.
     
    P.S. It's audiophile.
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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from MyInnerFred in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    You just summarized most combat shounen manga and anime in one line...
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    DigitalHermit reacted to Charger in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    sounds like bleach lol.. losing... fuck it just get stronger
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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from helping in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    I tend to keep some distance from "shounen" titles (unless it's really good) or I justify it as "plot armor" (not the one that protects the 'plot' and keeps the story going)... It's nice if it's done every now and then (within the logical bounds of the lore), but if it's overused ("Pikachu! Use thundershock!" - Ash to Pikachu while fighting against a fucking Onyx) it gets annoying and I eventually drop the series...
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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from TheRagingGamer in Why do people hate AMD cpu's so much   
    Not hating on AMD...

    I'm using an APU based system (A8-5600k)... Unless you can give me an Intel chip that can game out of the box at the same price point, without a graphics card, I'll gladly switch back to Intel(on desktops... Intel for notebooks for me)...
     
    My next build (a low budget HTPC/work only pc, if it becomes real before I graduate from college) will most likely be AMD based since they're best at the really low budget price point....
     
    Still, Intel chips would work better for server applications thanks to HyperThreading...
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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from helping in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Yes... Dat plot indeed...
     
    Also, can you enlighten me on the 'Soul Eater/SAO Syndrome'?
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    DigitalHermit reacted to faftek in Anyone want to learn the basics of programming?   
    But professionals aren't fun :l
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    DigitalHermit reacted to TheRagingGamer in Why do people hate AMD cpu's so much   
    AMD saving money on heating since 1969
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    DigitalHermit reacted to Rashy in Heaven Society - Week 13 Anime Poll   
    sub, i like to keep originality
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    DigitalHermit reacted to Belgarionbg in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    You don`t say...
     
    Actually they are a thing only in last few years. Sometime is annoing, sometime is cute, overral I`m not into it
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    DigitalHermit reacted to Oshino Shinobu in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    It has some very good sound in general. The sound for the 'monster' voices is really horrible.. in a good way. 
     
    Artwork is good too. 
     

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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from MyInnerFred in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Well since we're talking about gore-ish stuff...
     
    Also Higurashi, Umineko, Elfen Lied (not sure if this would please you), and Mirai Nikki (a bit soft on deaths imo)...
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    DigitalHermit reacted to Charger in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    you guys have good timing lol
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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from Oshino Shinobu in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    You should play Saya no Uta if you're into Visual Novels...
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    DigitalHermit reacted to Oshino Shinobu in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Speaking of hentai with good stories, has anyone read Saya No Uta? Adult Visual Novel, but a very very good story. 
     

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    DigitalHermit reacted to c3p0 in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Yes it's from Another. Probably the only horror anime that scared me. Because it feels realistic. That cutting bodyparts away type of cruelity don't scare me at all. That poorly animated blood only reminds me of ketchup.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to TheSLSAMG in What will happen if i remove the PSU fans   
    The PSU could overheat and probably blow something, like a main capacitor. Don't do it.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to c3p0 in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Also who said hentai with plot. Thought it's
     

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    DigitalHermit reacted to Belgarionbg in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Well, I like to... watch. Also the hentai in these numbers is only about 100 titles (I mark only the ones with good story, lol)
    And 4,5Tbs is not much as a number. For example my net stats for past year or so ~

    I watch other stuff too but mainly anime Also that is why I`m not frequent in the forum. There is just too much stuff for watching. My current folder with already downloaded titles awaiting for watching is over 120 animes, as well I`m about to finish other 36 [c] titles. In the middle are about 18 or so ongoing titles.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to WoodenMarker in *Unofficial* LinusTechTips Hardware Survey - August 2014   
    Nope. 560 Ti and 7950 because goshdarnitadobeyouandyourissues

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