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Whiskers

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  1. Yes, and the move towards USB C would have gotten along a good bit faster if Apple hadn't stubbornly stuck with Lightning all this time just so they can keep making money from their ridiculous and frankly greedy license fee. I've no problem with them moving to Type C, in fact my criticism is largely that they've taken far too long to do it. They've done it far too slowly, have (intentionally) badly timed their move to omit the charger, and have made a big marketing point about how they're working to eliminate easte - whilst employing contradictory policies which actually produce or
  2. It's a fair point, and for me personally it's true, I could just use the Lightning to USB A cables I already have. But then the bundled Lightning to USB C cable is ewaste, and is so for everyone who would need to rely on their USB A cables. Additionally, there will also be a lot of users who don't already have a Lightning to USB A cable; people who are upgrading from a phone with MicroUSB for example, those who are buying a smartphone for the first time, or those whose previous iPhone cable has been lost or damaged (they're not exactly known for being long-lasting, after all). And
  3. Then they shouldn't have spent the better part of the last decade locking people into those proprietary cables in the first place. Their professed goal is certainly a good one. E-waste is a big problem, and cutting down on the e-waste that they as a company generate is a laudable target. But the way they've gone about this just reeks of profit-seeking rather than true e-waste reduction; by including a Lightning to USB C cable instead of USB A they've struck off compatibility with the vast majority of chargers their customers already have, necessitating many to buy new chargers (o
  4. I get why people are a little disappointed with this latest lineup, but to be honest I feel it's the biggest real improvement they've made for years. The new lineup looks great... even if their professed push for environmental conservation is really an only slightly-veiled move to make their products even more profitable. Finally, the main iPhone model has for the first time actually improved in pixel density over the iPhone 4... and it only took them a decade! And it's gone back to that great iPhone 4 design with the flat edges. It seems kind of funny to me that after a full deca
  5. It's been our policy for about 2 years now iirc. Our stance is pretty much that hackintosh discussion is absolutely fine - just not discussion on how or where to acquire a copy of macOS.
  6. Thread moved to "Programs, Apps and Websites". @Blue_Incog Before posting a new thread please check to see if you're posting it in the right subforum.
  7. As already pointed out (albeit unnecessarily rudely by some), there's already a topic for posting video suggestions for LTT. Please use that thread. Thread locked.
  8. Thread moved to troubleshooting. You can use the built-in Disk Management tool on Windows to change the letter assigned to your drive, which should fix your problem. Open Disk Management, right click on the drive you want to change the letter of, select "Change Drive Letter and Paths...", highlight the letter assigned to the drive (if it's not already selected), click the "Change" button, and then select the letter you want to assign to it and click OK. Some programs can have difficulty recognising when a drive's letter has been changed so it's usually a good idea to re
  9. As pointed out, discussions like this are against our Community Standards, as they're too likely to result in flamewars and arguments. Thread locked.
  10. This topic has already been posted in the Tech News section: "Reddit user discovers msi scalping own 3080s on ebay for massive profits" Please check to see if a topic already exists before you post it. Thread locked.
  11. Thread cleaned a little. Please remember that as per the Community Standards, trolling and flamebait are not allowed. This includes Apple vs. Android arguments; however because this discussion has been pretty civil so far we're willing to let it stay open for now. That being said, the Community Standards still applies. Any personal attacks or insults in this thread will be removed and those who dished them out will be warned, and if things get too heated the thread itself will be closed. Keep it friendly, please.
  12. Bit rude, dude. I'm sure you can catch their meaning. Remember that not everyone on the forum is a native English speaker, or great at writing / typing.
  13. Whether they should or shouldn't be is a discussion in and of itself, but unfortunately the reality is that they are definitely incendiary, in so much as discussions relating to them often quickly descend into outright flamewars and insult-flinging. It's one of those topics that can bring about some of the strongest emotions in people.
  14. Thread cleaned. Please remember that political debates and discussions aren't allowed on the site, as per the Community Standards. This includes incendiary topics such as abortion and birth control.
  15. There does look to be some minor improvements. The original had a filter of some sort that could be pretty overbearing; it would completely crush all detail in darker areas of the game (though wasn't a problem during night-time iirc), and I'm not seeing it in the footage for the remaster. Also looks like there's some minor texture improvements here and there (some visible even in motion which is nice), slightly improved lighting, and possibly an implementation of TAA? The original was always a little frustrating because it didn't work with driver-forced MSAA because the engine used a deferred
  16. Yeah. I'm going PlayStation just because of the exclusives (and also because the controller looks and sounds great imo). As a predominantly PC gamer there's just not much point going Xbox for me when just about all their exclusives going forward will be coming to the PC, too. That said what MS are doing with GamePass is terrific, especially the bundling together of a console, GamePass, and Live Gold for a really reasonable monthly fee. It's gonna make next-gen much more accessible for a lot of people than has traditionally been the case - even for the full-fat Series X. We should m
  17. You can try, anyway. I've been trying to preorder the PS5 since day one; Amazon here in the UK sold out of its first batch in ~40 mins, and any other time a store or site's got more stock availability, it's gone in minutes. I don't expect I'll be able to get one at launch now.
  18. Thread moved to New Builds and Planning. @ArdaBoylu Before posting a topic, please check to see if you're posting it in the right subforum.
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  20. I’d say Destiny 2 is objectively speaking a huge improvement in its implementation of motion blur over Halo: Reach. But its use is so heavy-handed that I can totally see why people don’t like it. Heck I didn’t; I disabled it, even though in a lot of games these days I like motion blur.
  21. That's not the result of motion blur. So far as I'm aware, the motion blur implementation was completely removed / disabled in MCC. Reach has various other issues which can cause issues in motion, though. The game's broken at any framerate above 60 as various aspects of the game (critically, camera movement) are locked to 60. This was fixed in the other titles in the game though thankfully, and 343 have said they're hoping to fix the issues in Reach at some point later too.
  22. Please keep in mind this thread's rules (and indeed those of the Community Standards), and try to avoid political discussions and arguments as much as possible. Whilst President Trump's diagnosis is relevant to this topic, discussion on his politics and those of his supporters is not.
  23. Halo: Reach tried to do it. But its implementation wasn't very good, and they were using a super early form of TAA which when combined with the motion blur just led to a really unpleasantly blurry image in motion. Thankfully it's gone in the Master Chief Collection, both for the Xbox and PC. Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal have what I'd say is a perfect example of how to use it right. They have a fantastic implementation of per-object motion blur, and use it for example to give weapon animations a better appearance of motion. I feel that motion blur gets a bad rep just beca
  24. Those are freaking adorable.
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