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    Xorbot got a reaction from SSL in Tek Syndicate renamed to Crit TV, Wendell looks to be leaving Raze the World   
    Hi guys, Xorbot from 2017 here.  Just visiting the past to re-watch that amazing Game 7 in 2016.
     
    I just came to say that of all these new side, spin-off sites, there were fewer visitors to every channel combined than there was to Tek Syndicate.  All sites were forced to shutdown.  Logan is back working in a warehouse.  Everyone lost in this big kerfuffle.
     
    Oh and also, Logan is currently in divorce proceedings.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from huilun02 in World of Warcraft has reached 10 million subscribers again   
    If people had to only pay once, the subscriber count would go to zero.
     
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    Xorbot got a reaction from DocSwag in Investigation Shows That NVIDIA GPUs Implement Tile Based Rasterization for Greater Efficiency   
    I cannot be certain about the specifics of this type of rendering by NVIDIA.  However, tile-based rendering can lead to other optimizations such as hidden surface removal, the broad term to define this.
     
    What happens is if a scene is properly rendered with opaque geometry first, then alpha-blended geometry sorted back-to-front, entire objects can be discarded completely.  Fragment processing would not proceed after this as well, as per usual rasterization.
     
    So if a tile is detected as completely opaque, then triangle that lies completely behind the Z/depth values in the tile would be discarded and never even processed further.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Master Disaster in Investigation Shows That NVIDIA GPUs Implement Tile Based Rasterization for Greater Efficiency   
    I cannot be certain about the specifics of this type of rendering by NVIDIA.  However, tile-based rendering can lead to other optimizations such as hidden surface removal, the broad term to define this.
     
    What happens is if a scene is properly rendered with opaque geometry first, then alpha-blended geometry sorted back-to-front, entire objects can be discarded completely.  Fragment processing would not proceed after this as well, as per usual rasterization.
     
    So if a tile is detected as completely opaque, then triangle that lies completely behind the Z/depth values in the tile would be discarded and never even processed further.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from elfensky in Investigation Shows That NVIDIA GPUs Implement Tile Based Rasterization for Greater Efficiency   
    I cannot be certain about the specifics of this type of rendering by NVIDIA.  However, tile-based rendering can lead to other optimizations such as hidden surface removal, the broad term to define this.
     
    What happens is if a scene is properly rendered with opaque geometry first, then alpha-blended geometry sorted back-to-front, entire objects can be discarded completely.  Fragment processing would not proceed after this as well, as per usual rasterization.
     
    So if a tile is detected as completely opaque, then triangle that lies completely behind the Z/depth values in the tile would be discarded and never even processed further.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Syfes in Blizzard is suing cheat creator Bossland, claims they have cost Blizzard millions in lost sales.   
    Player A, called "Jimmy" tries out a new game called Overwatch.  Jimmy pays $40.  Jimmy has 5 friends who like to play online games.
     
    Jimmy discovers that playing the game is not fun because it is overrun with rampant hacking.  After Jimmy plays for a few hours, he decides NOT to convince his 5 friends to buy Overwatch.
     
    This is a fictional scenario which helps you understand an example of lost revenue.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Jinchu in DAN Cases - A4-SFX the smallest ITX gaming case in the world   
    It's almost like just a GPU enclosure.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Loleo in Battleborn Drops to $40   
    Thank you for your insightful input.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Ze_Mako in Battleborn Drops to $40   
    Thank you for your insightful input.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Technous285 in YouTube Red now in Australia   
    Google is a corporation, and corporations love money.
     
    If it's not in Canada, I'd say that it probably has to do with regulations, laws, restrictions, fill-in-the-blank here.  Thank the Canadian government and/or CRTC or CRTC-like bodies for this.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from NaLu in First GTX 1080 SLI Benchmarks   
    Ask yourself this question: Is it possible to run a benchmark at 1440p on a 4K montior?
     
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Belgarathian in First GTX 1080 SLI Benchmarks   
    Ask yourself this question: Is it possible to run a benchmark at 1440p on a 4K montior?
     
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Technous285 in FBI could hack anonymous computers, regardless of their physical location.   
    It does not work that simply.
     
    The claim is that if the FBI can access your computer, even if you have nothing to hide, then the implications for the future can be grim.  In the future, there will be easy access to analytics and data collection.  It could be stated, for example, that a person who enjoys watching MasterChef (via web browser history search), Anime (legal digital purchases), and visits Amazon at least 2 times per week is 54% likely to commit a crime in the next 2 years.  While there is no psychological studies which prove this, the analytics and data collection prove this.
     
    So in this cheeky example, if you happen to enjoy these 3 things, you might have multiple visits and continued surveillance upon you for a 2 year period.  Do you still have the stance of "even if I liked those things, I am still not going to commit a crime, so they can do surveillance all they want"?  The argument again, is that the FBI in this future example would prevent you from owning/purchasing firearms as is your right, and would prevent you from purchasing other products that would increase the likelihood that you would commit a crime faster.
     
    So to enlighten you with an extrapolation to the example, let's say that you also enjoy Melona Bars, which are a tasty ice cream treat.  The analytics data suggests that in addition to those previously stated 3 things, having a Melona Bars in your diet would now increase the likelihood you would commit a crime to 57%.  With this increase in likelihood for you to commit a crime (based purely on inference of data, only -- no psychological study), the FBI and government would ban you from purchasing this product.
     
    In fact, these examples of "future crime" potentially never end, and this future scenario is facilitated by your simple view of "if we have nothing to hide, then it really shouldn't matter."
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Technous285 in FBI could hack anonymous computers, regardless of their physical location.   
    You seemed to miss the point that YOU become the suspect.  The result of that would be you could no longer purchase products that you like and you would lose certain freedoms, because data analytics suggest that you may be a future criminal based on your daily habits, likes, and dislikes.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from matrix07012 in Lichdom: Battlemage has made it to the consoles..Sub 20 fps, Oh dear! *Update: Fixed*   
    Welcome to the Unity generation of games.
     
    No, I don't mean that this game was made with Unity (it was clearly made with CryENGINE).  What I refer to is the generation of game developers where you can take a very inexperienced programmer, if any at all, and jam and mash scripts together to output "indie games".  Sure, this may work for a 3-sprite game consisting of pixels.  But when it is time to develop something that rivals what Crysis 1 did in the year it was released, you can no longer mash together a bunch of C# scripts downloaded from various posts in the Unity forums without any programming knowledge.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Doobeedoo in Lichdom: Battlemage has made it to the consoles..Sub 20 fps, Oh dear! *Update: Fixed*   
    Welcome to the Unity generation of games.
     
    No, I don't mean that this game was made with Unity (it was clearly made with CryENGINE).  What I refer to is the generation of game developers where you can take a very inexperienced programmer, if any at all, and jam and mash scripts together to output "indie games".  Sure, this may work for a 3-sprite game consisting of pixels.  But when it is time to develop something that rivals what Crysis 1 did in the year it was released, you can no longer mash together a bunch of C# scripts downloaded from various posts in the Unity forums without any programming knowledge.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Technous285 in Brazil's Internet Regulations President says Online gaming ''wastes too much internet"   
    Yes, the hard data would be good to have if someone can please post it.
     
    However, I remember having to ration and manage my bandwidth back in 2010 when I had a very low monthly limit.  The measurement was that an evening of WoW clocked-in at about 50 MB of usage.  A single HD YouTube video trumps that easily.
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    Xorbot got a reaction from NumLock21 in New Microsoft bot to ignore Hitler   
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Sharp_3yE in New Microsoft bot to ignore Hitler   
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    Xorbot got a reaction from UnknownEngineer in New Microsoft bot to ignore Hitler   
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Kamil in New Microsoft bot to ignore Hitler   
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Misanthrope in New Microsoft bot to ignore Hitler   
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Trik'Stari in New Microsoft bot to ignore Hitler   
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Nowak in New Microsoft bot to ignore Hitler   
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    Xorbot got a reaction from Daegun in New Microsoft bot to ignore Hitler   
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