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WelshDdraig

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    WelshDdraig reacted to BuckGup in RX 6800 Ray Tracing Performance Leaked   
    That's the 6800 too. I wanna see 6900XT numbers
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    WelshDdraig reacted to Blademaster91 in Windows 10 Redesign Imminent - "Sun Valley" Slated for 2021   
    More UI changes? Why not just leave it alone and work on getting dark mode consistent like adding it to task manager?
    I'm not excited for more UI changes that weren't needed, and its too bad that MS are forcing UI changes such as taking away the Windows 7 control panel functions and forcing the crappy settings app where settings are all over and more confusing.
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    WelshDdraig reacted to rcmaehl in RGB Gaming Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is here!   
    Needs some RGB wiring to go with it
     

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    WelshDdraig reacted to nick name in Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably   
    New admins when confronted with hardware failures.
     
     

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    WelshDdraig reacted to Quinnell in Corsair to go public   
    Obligatory reminder:  Please remember not to invest in a company based on emotion.  Just because you love Corsair products doesn't mean it's a good investment.  Do the due diligence before dumping money into a company!   
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    WelshDdraig reacted to TempestCatto in The RTX 3090 is a colossal triple slot graphics card   
    What an absolute unit.
     

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    WelshDdraig reacted to TempestCatto in A new 5G BlackBerry phone with Android and a physical keyboard will arrive in 2021   
    BlackBerry Bold 9900. Need nothin' more 😎
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    WelshDdraig got a reaction from DexterSmythe in Samsung Committing to Give Devices 3 Generations of Android Updates - But There's a Catch...   
    Edit: Just as a heads up - there was an update to The Unpacked Thread by @zeusthemoose that I did not see stating the new 3 Android Generation commitment cycle, however, exact device list was not noted.
    Link: 


    Summary:
    During its recent "Unpacked Event" - Samsung promised three generations of Android Updates. This starting with their current flagship, the Note 20 Ultra.
    Recently, a list has come out containing the devices that Samsung are now extending that support to - and it's bad news for some previous flagship holders that refuse to update (like myself and Linus, who are both using the Note 9 - I'll cut to the chase, It ain't on that list chief.)
     

    (credit: Samsung - https://www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-note20/)
     
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    Samsung is being touted as doing this because people are holding on to their phones for longer as they typically do everything they need or have features they like (cough Headphone jack). As such, they are trying to extend the software support line for older devices. A cool thing to note (ha pun intended) is that now Samsung has committed to a 3 Generation cycle of Android updates - that now puts them equal to Google's commitment to the Pixel line of phones.
     
    But here is that catch I mentioned in the title - That's 3 generations of updates and not 3 years - which is what most people would assume. An example is the current flagship, the Note 20 Ultra. It comes pre-loaded with Android 10, so we should see it get updates to at the minimum Android 13 (when ever that gets announced in the future).
     
    Here is the full list of devices Samsung has committed to giving 3 Cycles of Android updates to:
    Galaxy S series: Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra, S20+ 5G, S20+, S20 5G, S20 in addition to S10 5G, S10+, S10, S10e, S10 Lite and upcoming S series devices Galaxy Note series: Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Note10+ 5G, Note10+, Note10 5G, Note10, Note10 Lite and upcoming Note series devices I'm seeing a lack of Note 9 in this list   Galaxy Foldable devices: Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold and upcoming Z series devices Galaxy A series: Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G and select upcoming A series devices Tablets: Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Tab S7+, Tab S7 5G3, Tab S7, Tab S6 5G4, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite and upcoming Tab S series devices  
     
    My thoughts
    Not going to lie, I am kind of disapointed my Note 9 won't be getting the same treatment for the update cycle. Does that mean Samsung are going to stop updating it soon? Is it effectively EOL now for a still perfectly capable smartphone? Will it get the Android 11 update or not? So many questions I have (mainly because of my personal device).
     
    Overall - I think it's a good thing that Samsung is committing this cycle, however - some flagships are very capable and some re-assurance they wont be forgotten about less than 3 years in their cycle would be nice.
     
    Your thoughts - please leave them down below
     
    Sources
    Gizmodo UK: https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/08/here-are-all-the-samsung-devices-getting-3-generations-of-android-upgrades/
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    WelshDdraig got a reaction from zeusthemoose in Samsung Committing to Give Devices 3 Generations of Android Updates - But There's a Catch...   
    Edit: Just as a heads up - there was an update to The Unpacked Thread by @zeusthemoose that I did not see stating the new 3 Android Generation commitment cycle, however, exact device list was not noted.
    Link: 


    Summary:
    During its recent "Unpacked Event" - Samsung promised three generations of Android Updates. This starting with their current flagship, the Note 20 Ultra.
    Recently, a list has come out containing the devices that Samsung are now extending that support to - and it's bad news for some previous flagship holders that refuse to update (like myself and Linus, who are both using the Note 9 - I'll cut to the chase, It ain't on that list chief.)
     

    (credit: Samsung - https://www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-note20/)
     
    Quotes
    Samsung is being touted as doing this because people are holding on to their phones for longer as they typically do everything they need or have features they like (cough Headphone jack). As such, they are trying to extend the software support line for older devices. A cool thing to note (ha pun intended) is that now Samsung has committed to a 3 Generation cycle of Android updates - that now puts them equal to Google's commitment to the Pixel line of phones.
     
    But here is that catch I mentioned in the title - That's 3 generations of updates and not 3 years - which is what most people would assume. An example is the current flagship, the Note 20 Ultra. It comes pre-loaded with Android 10, so we should see it get updates to at the minimum Android 13 (when ever that gets announced in the future).
     
    Here is the full list of devices Samsung has committed to giving 3 Cycles of Android updates to:
    Galaxy S series: Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra, S20+ 5G, S20+, S20 5G, S20 in addition to S10 5G, S10+, S10, S10e, S10 Lite and upcoming S series devices Galaxy Note series: Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Note10+ 5G, Note10+, Note10 5G, Note10, Note10 Lite and upcoming Note series devices I'm seeing a lack of Note 9 in this list   Galaxy Foldable devices: Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold and upcoming Z series devices Galaxy A series: Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G and select upcoming A series devices Tablets: Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Tab S7+, Tab S7 5G3, Tab S7, Tab S6 5G4, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite and upcoming Tab S series devices  
     
    My thoughts
    Not going to lie, I am kind of disapointed my Note 9 won't be getting the same treatment for the update cycle. Does that mean Samsung are going to stop updating it soon? Is it effectively EOL now for a still perfectly capable smartphone? Will it get the Android 11 update or not? So many questions I have (mainly because of my personal device).
     
    Overall - I think it's a good thing that Samsung is committing this cycle, however - some flagships are very capable and some re-assurance they wont be forgotten about less than 3 years in their cycle would be nice.
     
    Your thoughts - please leave them down below
     
    Sources
    Gizmodo UK: https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/08/here-are-all-the-samsung-devices-getting-3-generations-of-android-upgrades/
  10. Informative
    WelshDdraig got a reaction from seee the state im in nooow in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    Spotify has just shown support for Epic Games anti-trust lawsuit: LINK

    Not surprising considering their own anti-trust suit against Apple in 2019. LINK
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    WelshDdraig reacted to RedRound2 in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    People here don't seem to understand why Apple takes a cut in the first place.
     
    Apple's logic here is that they don't want every app tp have their own payment processing, and potentially routing their customers to unsecure databases where your credit or debit card details might get saved. This is a very valid point, as we've seen countless data breaches. Hence Apple prefers that the app makes use of the API where Apple will take care of all of this.
     
    Also the app store does support multiple currencies, so even currency and region issue is also taken care by Apple.
     
    So, do they deserve a cut and maybe a slight profit out of this "service". Yes, I think they do
     
    But, 30% is indeed way too much. This should probaby be around 5%, max 10%, as it is indeed hard for me to imagine at this point whether Apple actually even have a significant running cost maintaining their current infrastructure and deals in place. Developers dont seem to actually backing down from this fight, so hopefully the government regulations will restrict Apple from taking a huge chunk of the developers' well deserved revenue
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    WelshDdraig reacted to minibois in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    It does surprise me Fortnite was able to update its app to this, while Luke was talking about how he couldn't even upload the Floatplane app to the App Store because monetization in the app.
    That's just a simple ploy to get you to buy iCloud storage, I am convinced of that.
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    WelshDdraig reacted to yolosnail in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    Summary
    Looks like Apple didn't take too kindly to Epic's addition of direct payment in the iPhone app, circumventing Apple's 30% cut.
    Epic has now removed the Fortnite app from the App Store, although it looks like users who currently have the app downloaded can still access it, only new downloads are disabled
     
    Update: Looks like Epic has now filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple for the removal of Fortnite from the App store
     
    Update again, looks like Google has also removed Fortnite from the Google Play Store
     
     
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    Update:
    Another Update
     
    Apple's Statement
    Google's Statement
     
     
    Epic's complaint
     
    My thoughts
    Apple really had no choice in the matter, as letting Epic get away with it would have proved they let the big guys get away with it while penalising the small guys (like Floatplane)/
    My guess is this was a planned attack against Apple, with Epic now having something that they can take to court.
    Surprised to see Google follow suit, I thought they'd want to be the 'good guy' in this, but clearly not.
     
    Sources
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/13/21366438/apple-fortnite-ios-app-store-violations-epic-payments
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/13/21367963/epic-fortnite-legal-complaint-apple-ios-app-store-removal-injunctive-relief
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/13/21368079/fortnite-epic-android-banned-google-play-app-store-rule-violation?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
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    WelshDdraig reacted to TempestCatto in Xiaomi makes first mass produced transparent TV   
    Cool, now I can see how shitty my cable management is behind my TV.
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    WelshDdraig reacted to leadeater in Threadripper becomes Portable   
    So portable in the sense that you also need/have portable power source?
     
    Better add this on to the purchase:

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    WelshDdraig reacted to lexusgamer05 in Avengers Themed Intel Processors (KA line)   
    The first thing that came to my mind was "They're doing this to bump their sales up, aren't they."
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    WelshDdraig reacted to Dabombinable in Rumored Specs for Apple's ARM Based MacBooks have "Leaked".   
    Single USB-C is a PITA even with an appropriate dongle...sometimes you can't use all of the ports and charge the laptop/tablet at the same time.
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    WelshDdraig reacted to TVwazhere in Best paired with a yamaha synthesizer - new ThermalTake Hastune Miku components   
    Pfft, gimme a Versa H26, a Spray can and $20. 
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    WelshDdraig reacted to handymanshandle in Wait 36 hours to review bomb-Metacritic makes you wait 36 hours to review a game   
    How about devs don't make a game that actively insults its customer base or doesn't piss on the legacy of a previous game? 
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    WelshDdraig reacted to Zodiark1593 in H.266 Video Codec promises 50% size reduction over the current H.265   
    Never seen that before. Figured Windows includes the more common codecs by default, unless they’re charging for a software decoder maybe? I’ve a lot of anime and shows encoded via x265 as well. 
     
    Me: *uses VLC*
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    WelshDdraig got a reaction from XPredator in Can you guys check what pc build will you recommend in this list I created?   
    Okay, I will try haha.

    I'm assuming you will be using Windows? If so then the install will be pretty straight forward. It will tell you what to do as you go through it. 
    (make sure you have a license key to activate it when it asks - you can use it without one, but some features will be locked/unavailable).

    As for drivers - one you have your part list finalised - on a diifferent computer,  go to the website for each part and there should be a support section. There you will find a download list of drivers for your part. The only exception being the graphics ad you will either have to go to the AMD site or the Nvidia site (as they are general sites and you will have to find your specific graphics card - it doesn't matter on the brand of the card, just the actual GPU).
    Put all those drivers on a USB Stick and when the OS has installed (assuming you are using Windows) - plug that USB stick in to the system and install the drivers one by one. Doing it this way will ensure you have the latest drivers and you might not have an internet connection as there may not be a driver for the LAN port/WiFi on the board. 
     
    EDIT:
    Typical drivers you will need:
    Chipset/PCH
    Audio
    LAN/WiFi
    Storage (maybe)
    USB (3.0/3.1) drivers
    Graphics Drivers
     
    The reason I recommended the TomoHawk is if you have the MAX version, then it should support the Ryzen 3rd gen with no issues out of the box. If not then you can easily update the BIOS (needed to make the system boot). The instructions for that will be in the motherboard manual.  
     
    When installing the drivers, follow the instructions on screen and do them one at a time. The system may need to be rebooted after the drivers are installed. it's best practice to do so.

    After the operating system and drivers are installed, I use https://ninite.com/ to create a installer for all the most common programs I use (such as web-browsers, email client, media players etc.) You don't have to, but it makes getting the programs so much easier as its all in one installer then.

    Hope this helps a little. 
     
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