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Tech Enthusiast

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  1. Yeah, very likely only legal in the US. The country that screws over people left, right and center, just to please big companies that clearly need those 10 bucks! Pretty sure Dell would get a few billion on "subscriptions" in the form of legal trouble and fines if they would try that in the EU.
  2. So, this is just 60hz I take it? Damn. I really wanted the C9 as a 32 Inch,... but no 120hz+, no buy for me.
  3. I honestly don't see a big reason for these, no matter the company making them. I mean: What would you use this on anyway? Stuff you can lose somewhere, likely has build in Bluetooth and any form of "find my device" stuff anyway. Watches, Smartphones, Laptops,... hell even Headphones. What else could you search for? Serious question. I really have no idea what kinda stuff in my life could be lost AND be refound due to this tech.
  4. And Cyberpunk needs significantly more performance, than a console can and will offer for the next 4-8 years. Unless, obviously... they turn down the settings some more, to make it in line with the other console games that also just have amazing trailers and look awful while playing.
  5. Well,... who thought it would run, let alone well,.. on old consoles? It will run terrible on NEW consoles and we all know it. We knew it months and maybe years in advance actually. Just like Witcher 3 on the Switch. People ARE dumb enough to buy it anyways for...reasons I guess. The only thing that comes to mind really: "Stop using the wrong tool for the job!". Bleeding Edge graphics is not gonna work on any console, let alone an old one. Hell: Most PCs won't run it well for a while.
  6. Kinda called: "Having a job". Also, look up dept "Collectors US". That is NOTHING like the stuff we have in Germany. Not even remotely close. They are selling "depts" and those people knock on your door, wait for you after work and actually get away with some pretty scare stuff, while the police is watching and even cheering. Nope, we don't have that here. You get a letter with the demand to pay. If you don't, they add some fees and demand again. If you never pay, you can get a court date and that's it. Nothing crazy like US dept collectors.
  7. Yet, we don't have any dept collectors in Germany. I have heard stories about the US and outsourcing dept to some... uhm,... "private" individuals?! But I did not believe such a thing was legal in any democracy. You know, we do have people in dept that can't pay, but they simply get their income reduced up to a minimum, so their dept gets payed automatically. You can also just claim being "broke". If you do that, you get a person to your side for 5 years. This person is handling your money and makes sure you can live well enough,.. while trying to pay off your dept. After 5 ye
  8. "Dept Collectors",... sounds like some mafia kinda thing. Which countries do these work in? US?
  9. What else would a company try to do with their product? Make it taste like ass, so no one buys it? Obviously, Facebook is trying to make people like it as much as possible. Like,... duh! Plenty of reasons to be mad about Facebook, but this is certainly not one of it.
  10. You can find a tin foil theory around every corner. No doubt! This is amazing news and honestly totally unexpected. Sure, he said he wanted to push this, but I took that as bold words for publicity and not something they would really push towards. Let's see how this works out and if Steam joins at some point. Because, if we are honest, no matter how big the Epic growth has been... even if they grow at that pace for years, they would likely still be smaller than Steam. One question keeps bugging me tho. If they let you play games everywhere, no matter wher
  11. Bloody hell,... you really think THAT beast is easier to manage? I had to use that for my masters degree and hated every second of it. Word just works and does exactly what you want it to. Latex on the other hand....
  12. Well, if performance increase is irrelevant, but the NAMES on the products are important for you... then I guess we have different ways of judging GPUs. Just because a GPU is called 3090 and not Titan, means THAT is the top dog? Even tho Jen said it is the Titan replacement? if it was called Titan, you would be all happy because then the top dog would have been the 700 dollar 3080? Basically, you dislike the situation because the thing is not called Titan?
  13. Tiers change. That is something you have to include in your (otherwise valid) argument. You noticed yourself that Titans used to be TIs... now they are 90s. Names don't matter really. The underlying product does. And well,... Ampere has a 700$ price tag for the top dog and 500$ for the 2nd tier. So... what is bad about that? This also comes with a 60-100% performance increase, greater than Pascal, which in itself was highly acclaimed to be amazing.
  14. I get that being skeptical is a good thing. Don't get me wrong there. It's just that I see a limit there. There is a line between healthy skepticism and outright paranoia. I see very little reason to destroy a 1mil YouTube channel, just to fake or hide something for 2 weeks, when people can't even buy the product. And Nvidia does not have a past of lying and overhyping, or having major issues in select titles. Again: Some skepticism is very warranted. But don't go all overboard with that. There is enough evidence shown to expect a pretty damn amazing generatio
  15. Kinda strange assertion, don't you think? I mean the reason we (the customers) want competition is to get better products for better prices. Now you are claiming NVidia offering a great product for a great price is.... bad for competition? That does not check out for me. We can be pleased that NVidia is not abusing their monopoly as much as they could do. Instead, they beat themselves up by basically deleting every reason to buy a Turing GPU. That is something we want from AMD,... but why do we need them, if NVidia is doing it themselves?
  16. There will be no major surprises. Why would there? The test done is actually all you need. You want to know the uplift, there you go. How much could go wrong after that? Is it possible the new GPUs have terrible 0.1% lows? Well, maybe... but most certainly not likely!? And if all those games run that well, most of which are the standard go to games for most reviews anyways, how are the chances that all other games suddenly run way worse?
  17. Lenovo also has a 1180 "confirmed". Not sure there is a company I would trust less with this kinda stuff. They simply add names they got from leaks themselves as placeholders for their future products.
  18. "New breakthrough in battery tech",... again! And.... again! .... aaaaand again. We have had like two dozen breakthroughs since we last changed what we use today, no?
  19. Nah, I am just saying "we don't know". And there are just as many leaked 1400 price tags as 2000 price tags. Read, one each... from the same source. So take that as you like. And I could not care any less what they call it. if it has 50% more performance than a 2080TI, 4x RT... I am fine with paying more. Sure, I would prefer not to pay more for more, but sometimes more just is impossible, without a bigger investment. Let me put it this way: If they have to pick between adding 25% more performance, while keeping the price the same.... and doing 50% more, but h
  20. Adding new Brackets on top != higher prices. Higher prices only seem to happen, because people watch the GPU naming schemes more than they watch the performance and ALSO because people "demand" xx% more performance, ignoring all the other stuff, in order to "accept" a GPU as valid. If you spend 500 bucks to get 100 FPS in a given game in 2016, you spend less for the same 100fps with Turing and will spend even less with Ampere. All NVidia really does is stretching out the brackets some more, changing names,... we don't even know if the 3090 will be a 2080ti r
  21. 20% margin is not exactly a lot to be honest. I thought they would be much higher. Not sure I would go with the risk, research and development, just for a 20% margin. Other sectors are in the hundreds of %. Hell, my company is well above 500% and customers tell us they can't believe we are so affordable, since other companies have prices going 2-10x as high for the same product. If NVidia is really making THAT little, the prices seem to be way more in line than I ever expected.
  22. iPhone is pretty much an US thing. It kind of reflects the sentiment of the people in each country. iPhones are pretty restricted, shiny on the outside, not so shiny on the inside. Not wanting to sound too negative or political here, but that fits perfectly with the US right now. All talk about being the greatest, yet people need food banks, don't have health or unemployment insurance and so on. So iPhones seem like a perfect fit. Looking good seems way more important than actually being good. In Germany you have a few avid fans, but most people kinda ignore Apple.
  23. When using BitDefender, about 2 years ago... it blocked me from even trying to modify that file. So, it is not only Microsoft Defender. I mean,.. That file is like a whitelist for stuff not just pass trough. It is better to not touch it, unless you really know what you are doing. Marking it as a "risk", is obviously spot on and correct.
  24. Why is that? About 100% of his information has proven correct, at least the ones I checked. Did not find a single wrong information. Hell, he spoiled all the Apple stuff, as accurate as the MINUTE they would go up, including all the prices and features.... weeks and months before it happened. He seems to be pretty damn spot on. So, why does he have no credibility?
  25. As funny as it was meant to be: This is actually the exact same thing big companies do,... while people pull out their torches. People keep jumping on the hate train, when any company "uses their data". The holy data! Rarely do people think about what the companies actually DO with said data. Google improves the search engine. Which in turn works better for every user. Hardware manufacturer improve their products by checking on how they are being used by the different user groups. Which in turn focuses the money on areas that are more important to the cus