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About Qub3d

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  • Birthday November 25

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    The great state of Denial
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    Casual gaming, Reading, Writing Reddit Bots :)
  • Occupation
    Software Engineer


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    Core i7 8550U
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    16GB DDR3 (LP)
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming
  • Storage
    512GB NVME SSD, 25+ TB NAS storage
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    4K Touch Display (13")
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    CODE Cherry MX Brown 104 Key
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    Logitech G305 Wireless
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    Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. I've given up trying to get the community-at-large to stop pre-ordering. Now I just sit back and watch, then grab the "game of the year" edition or "complete edition" for half the price once all the bugs are fixed. I hope that the devs can get some leverage out of this, though. As a software dev, I can say from experience around 95% of "crunches" happen due to mismanagement.
  2. I remember watching a Bitwit video where he talked about all the locations he visited being completely devoid of any stock. He then flew down on a whim to CES to check out the Vegas location, as people had been posting that it was seemingly full of stock. He entered assuming that it was completely stocked and that all the other locations had simply diverted shipments to Vegas so that way CES customers would be presented with a good view of things, but after he walked around for just a few minutes it was pretty clear that the store had basically just taken anything they could get th
  3. I've liked the use of the term "2nm equivalent". One way I've heard this explained to me is that since the advent of finFET and gate-around-source + atomic layer deposition, cutting edge fab development has essentially become 3D printing transistors out of atoms. Thus it's more effective to think of each process size as being named after the equivalent size of 2D process node would have to be to put the equivalent number of transistors in a given unit squared. this means that these process nodes are almost certainly much larger than seven nanometers on average, but we c
  4. My entire company develops software on Macbooks. They are huge in the app development space, due to both the wide ecosystem of devtools and the need to have xcode to publish iOS Apps.
  5. I suppose I should look at clarifying what Rosetta 2 is doing. I use "emulate" only in the sense of a program built for x86 is running at the hardware level on ARM. What Rosetta is doing mostly is "transpiling" at the bytecode level when apps are first installed, and only falling back to JIT emulation as a last resort. That helps a lot with difficult instructions -- although going from CISC to RISC is not an easy path. Additionally, Rosetta can only support older instructions as newer ones are still under patents. I have yet to see how Apple intends to handle this, but given that it m
  6. Note to mods: I am aware of this post on the general M1 Benchmarks. This post is noting the performance of an M1 chip when emulating x86. I believe this is significant because this performance is what is going to shape the user experience initially, not the other general benchmark. Summary We've already started to see native benchmarks for Apple's New M1 Chip pop up in various places, including on this forum: However, some exciting benchmarks showing emulated performance were spotted today, The short of it, as noted on Hacker News: "Apple Silicon M1 Emulating x86
  7. The "bots" here are automated tools that just do the equivalent of clicking the "buy" button for you -- its still real payment information being used. The reason bots are used is because they can react to an item going up for sale or going back in stock almost instantly, and certainly much faster than a human could. In some cases, these bots simply emulate the mouse and keyboard input, but in many cases you can actually bypass an online storefront's GUI entirely and directly send a network request that would have been generated if a buy button was clicked -- bypassing a lot of code
  8. This might be a bit of a hot take, but I personally think Google and Apple shouldn't try to police morality on their stores. Let me be clear here, that's not the same thing as harboring illegal content. Fact is if I as a consumer want to download a pornography app that should be my choice. Limiting access to this sort of stuff is yet another reason in favor of opening up the app ecosystem. My main reason for wanting this is because private companies should not be trying to set moral guidelines in any circumstances. Morals are tightly coupled to whatever the popular zeit
  9. It looks like a couple vendors may have already updated their PCBs to account for the capacitor issues. As others in this thread have already speculated, it appears the hardware revisions will be attended to be snuck in under the radar.
  10. Summary Videocardz has reported that despite vendors claiming issues with with 30-series are primarily driver related, updated marketing graphics point to revised PCBs, suggesting it may be more than just software problems. Quotes My thoughts I don't mind hardware revisions but I really don't like it when hardware vendors are making hardware changes without updating model numbers or making announcements. Nvidia and their board partners have a history of making multiple SKUs or revisions under similar or identical product names which confuse the cons
  11. #FloatPlane? Just kidding. I agree, it sucks having a general-purpose alternative to YT.
  12. Woah, hold up -- FB is complaining that they can't merge during an anti-trust investigation? "Jeez, officer, stop arresting me. I want to keep robbing this bank until a jury finds me guilty of robbery!"
  13. Not at all. Wikipedia is not at all perfect, but it isn't broken beyond repair and in my opinion worth trying to fix. I think that while there are certainly people who too quickly revert edits, often there are good reasons. Its just that most people don't want to deal with explaining or debating edits in talk pages or using Wiki processes.
  14. Oh, there totally is. Just search up "phone webcam / security cam" on Google Play, there are a bunch of apps that do it. Here's one on F-droid:https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.dngames.mobilewebcam/