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About Qub3d

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  • Birthday November 25

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


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

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  1. Yeah, forcing the entire cohort of multi-millions of Chinese children to all be gaming at the same hour sounds like a technical nightmare. At best, you will be paying for the server load that is maxed an hour a few days, then 50% or less of load for the rest of the week. $$$
  2. Summary China's National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA) has issued rules restricting Chinese citizens under 18 to a maximum of 1 hour of playing a day, and only on the weekends. The move comes officially as a way to counter the "spiritual opium" of video gaming addiction, though many believe this is part of the state crackdown on the growth of large tech corporations, both internal and external to the Chinese mainland. Quotes My thoughts It will be interesting to see how well this holds. Even in China, with all the sophisticated tracking
  3. @Kinda BottleneckedOne final question for you. I looked at someone else who built in the NR200 with the arctic cooler, and while it fit, they really had to bend the crap out of the AIO tubes. Is this a problem long-term?
  4. You're the second to recommend the NR200. I guess I better look into it! Any reason you like the Arctic AIO in particular? Its all just asatek under the hood for these coolers AFAIK.
  5. The case is an interesting design - it actually comes with a 140mm AIO cooler: As for the SSD - I'd guess brand name? It was by far the most popular choice on PcPartPicker. Its also well battle-tested.
  6. I've used NZXT cases before and found them just fine. Where did you come of the opinion that they have bad airflow? Also, SFF isn't exactly a huge field for good airflow... I will take a look at the SSD recommendation. Thanks!
  7. Budget (including currency): $1500 Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Minecraft (Modded), Destiny 2, Blender animations Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): I have a current setup consisting of an XPS 13 (2018 Model, i7-8550) with a 1070 eGPU. I have found that this is starting to CPU bottleneck pretty hard, as a 4-core U series processor is just not enough any more. GPU prices are nuts
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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