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Qub3d

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    Qub3d reacted to Skiiwee29 in Reports are Fry's is officially dead as of the end of the day   
    AAAAAND.. shes a doneski's....
     
     

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    Qub3d reacted to Archer42 in M1 Mac owners are experiencing extremely high SSD writes over short periods of time, likely thanks to aggressive swap   
    Well, is not it brilliant?
    Solder the ssd so that it cannot be replaced and machine is dead once its dead, limit warranty coverage based on TBW, make OS write whole bunch of stuff so that TBW limit is exhausted fast and the ssd is no longer covered by warranty. Sounds like fraud, does not it?
     
    Honestly though - soldered storage is and always was terrible idea, and that's the reason i am personally staying away from many apple stuff nowadays, while i used to like it some time ago...
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    Qub3d reacted to Spotty in NVIDIA quietly announces a GT 1010 that's apparently faster than a GT 1030 DDR4   
    The 55W figure provided in the article is likely wrong. There's no officially released specifications for the card yet. The TechPowerUp page linked to says 30W, contradicting the article.
     
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    Qub3d reacted to Spotty in NVIDIA quietly announces a GT 1010 that's apparently faster than a GT 1030 DDR4   
    I was not expecting Nvidia to release a new Pascal card in 2021.
     
    Maybe if we pretend like this is a really good graphics card all the scalpers will rush out to buy it, then get stuck with a bunch they can't sell.
    Wow, the GT 1010!? I've been waiting for this for years! This is going to be the best value graphics card on the market! Hopefully I will be able to buy one on launch!
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    Qub3d got a reaction from Giganthrax in We told you so... - CD Projekt RED's management gets grilled by their staff over Cyberpunk 2077's rough launch   
    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.
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    Qub3d got a reaction from Bensemus in We told you so... - CD Projekt RED's management gets grilled by their staff over Cyberpunk 2077's rough launch   
    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.
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    Qub3d got a reaction from unsorted in We told you so... - CD Projekt RED's management gets grilled by their staff over Cyberpunk 2077's rough launch   
    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.
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    Qub3d got a reaction from TimeOmnivore in We told you so... - CD Projekt RED's management gets grilled by their staff over Cyberpunk 2077's rough launch   
    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.
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    Qub3d reacted to BuckGup in UK politicians call for "making the resale of goods purchased using an automated bot an illegal activity"   
    Scalpers aren't the reason you can't buy a card
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    Qub3d reacted to tim0901 in Cyberpunk 2077 Removed from the PlayStation Store (and Microsoft's Also Offering Refunds for It, Too!)   
    Sometimes people ask me why I don't buy games at release.
     
    Thank you, CDPR, for providing another entry to my steaming pile of examples showing why you should't.
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    Qub3d reacted to WereCat in Rumor: RTX 3080 Ti delayed to end of Feb. at the earliest, RTX 3060 12GB to be released at CES   
    Lack of OpenCL support. 
    Look at the LTT Blender benchmarks with AMD new RX cards. The renders look hideous. 
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    Qub3d reacted to Hymenopus_Coronatus in Rumor: RTX 3080 Ti delayed to end of Feb. at the earliest, RTX 3060 12GB to be released at CES   
    Again, it won't make a difference really. 12GBs of much slower VRAM with a much narrower bus will not equal 10GBs of much faster VRAM on a much wider bus.
     
    This seems to be the same reason the RX 6800 XT does not trade blows with the 3080 at 4K in most titles (from what I've heard), instead falling behind more. 
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    Qub3d reacted to Voluspa in [Possible NSFW warning] No more jerking here - PornHub remove all non-verified content   
    I'll see if I can find a link somewhere. Apparently, PH is saying that the non verified "stuff" hasn't been deleted. Only delisted. They also said they plan on adding an "amateur verification" after the first of the year.
    It seems like they got spooked hard, reacted heavily to put a stop to it, and have some sort of a plan to "go back to how it was" without the "wild west freedom"
    Edit: Found the article
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/8/22164031/pornhub-upload-limit-blocked-download-nyt-kristof-child-abuse
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    Qub3d reacted to PlayStation 2 in [Possible NSFW warning] No more jerking here - PornHub remove all non-verified content   
    Meh, e621 was better anyways.
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    Qub3d reacted to JohanKjeldahl7 in How to build a PC without getting RIPPED OFF! Holiday 2020 Buyers Guide   
    How to build a PC in November/December 2020 without getting ripped off:
    Don't
    Thanks for watching.
     
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    Qub3d reacted to xAcid9 in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    In before power consumption doesn't matter. 
    because Nvidia lost in power consumption this time.
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    Qub3d got a reaction from Mark Kaine in TSMC Could Rollout 2nm by 2023   
    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 can just use height much more effectively than previously.
     
    In fact I can't find it now but I believe it was a veritasium video that had a physicist straight up state it may be theoretically impossible to build a 2D transistor below about 7 nanometers in size due to quantum effects.
     
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    now I'm of the opinion that quantum computing is not going to magically replace classical architecture anytime soon, if ever. that said our current understanding of how to build transistors may very well change and become more "quantum", in that they rely on constructive and destructive interference to produce effectively the same thing as what a transistor would.
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    Qub3d got a reaction from Jet_ski in The M1 Benchmarks Continue - Emulated performance appears to *still* outperform any intel-based Mac   
    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 Is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac".

     
     
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    My thoughts
    I cannot overstate how huge this is. The emulation performance is going to be critical in the initial year or two while developers work on porting various applications. If these benchmarks hold true, this means that out of the box today a new Mac product with an M1 chip is going to outperform on virtually any application when compared to Intel-based Macs.
     
    As a developer, this is what will be the difference between me asking my manager for an upgrade when my current laptop's life cycle is up, versus opting to wait. Clearly, Apple knows this is the case for lots of similar-minded people, who are not just interested in the newest thing but need something reliable to get their jobs done.
     
    Sources
    https://www.macrumors.com/2020/11/15/m1-chip-emulating-x86-benchmark/
    https://www.cultofmac.com/727483/rosetta-m1-mac-emulate-intel-software-performance/
    https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/4731213
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    Qub3d got a reaction from CalintzJerevinan in One of Bay Area's few Fry's Electronics stores closes (5 Stores remaining)   
    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 their hands on and threw it on shelves.
     
    It was a pretty sad display honestly.
     
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    Qub3d reacted to TargetDron3 in One of Bay Area's few Fry's Electronics stores closes (5 Stores remaining)   
    Don't bother.  It will ruin your memories.
    I and several friends fully believe that Frys is simply a money laundering operation at this point. 
     
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    Qub3d reacted to Bombastinator in The M1 Benchmarks Continue - Emulated performance appears to *still* outperform any intel-based Mac   
    What I am seeing reading this:
     
    the M1 appears to emulate well enough that it can at least keep up and perhaps narrowly beat the newest native laptop x86 stuff running in emulation, at least for things that have been tried so far.  Jury is still out on general, and there’s a reasonable chance it’s going to be case by case. Rather than general. 
    This has happened once before long ago.  There was a chip that could emulate x86 faster than native x86 could run.  This scared the pants of the x86 chip makers so they made faster stuff.  the x86 makers already seem to be running as fast as they can though. We shall see how this pans out.  There does seem to be a real potential threat though in at least some areas.
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    Qub3d got a reaction from Belgarathian in The M1 Benchmarks Continue - Emulated performance appears to *still* outperform any intel-based Mac   
    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 mainly covers AVX-512 I'm not too worried for day-to-day stuff.
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