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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from SteveGrabowski0 in DELL with a subscription of 10$ a month option "hidden" on prebuilt system page   
    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. 😉
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Playing Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t going well for last gen console owners   
    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.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Technous285 in GoG and EGS' Universal Ownership vision moves ahead as GoG starts community testing of its in-development storefront   
    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 where you bought them,... how is GOG or even Epic gonna keep the people? Steam is a FAR, FAAAAR better platform for the end user. It just so happens to be more expensive usually.
    Who would run a game bought on Epic... on the epic launcher, if he could just as well use the steam launcher, possibly with workshop, forums etc.?
     
    Or maybe they want exactly that.
    Sell games cheap enough so people pay Epic,... and then be happy if the customers use Steams resources and servers any ways?
     
    Will be interesting to follow.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from poochyena in Former Facebook exec testifies before US Congress that the platform is designed to be as addictive as cigarettes   
    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.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from AluminiumTech in GoG and EGS' Universal Ownership vision moves ahead as GoG starts community testing of its in-development storefront   
    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 where you bought them,... how is GOG or even Epic gonna keep the people? Steam is a FAR, FAAAAR better platform for the end user. It just so happens to be more expensive usually.
    Who would run a game bought on Epic... on the epic launcher, if he could just as well use the steam launcher, possibly with workshop, forums etc.?
     
    Or maybe they want exactly that.
    Sell games cheap enough so people pay Epic,... and then be happy if the customers use Steams resources and servers any ways?
     
    Will be interesting to follow.
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    Tech Enthusiast reacted to Cedimedi in Nvidia 30 Series unveiled - RTX 3080 2x faster than 2080 for $699   
    No one caring about RTX IO? Looks pretty neat
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    Tech Enthusiast reacted to Trik'Stari in Apple Terminates Epic's App Store Account   
    It's kinda not though? When you purchase the device, it becomes yours. Apple still retains certain rights yes, but controlling what software you can and cannot put on the device should not be one of them.
     
    Dependence is freedom
    Bad engineering is fashionable
    shitty warranty is good customer service
    Ignorance is ease of use
     
    Only apple users.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from CTR640 in California startup NDB, Inc. announces breakthrough in new battery technology   
    "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? 😉
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in California startup NDB, Inc. announces breakthrough in new battery technology   
    "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? 😉
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Craftyawesome in Rumor: GeForce RTX 3090 Pricing to Arrive Around the $2,000 Mark   
    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 replacement, or a Titan replacement. And honestly: We should not care about that either. We should just judge it based on the performance and price, not on the name.
    This would go the other way around as well. If they would sell a GPU named 3080 for 500 bucks, but it only had the performance of a 2070, we would not call it a good deal, just because "xx80 cards for 500 bucks is great!"
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from pas008 in Rumor: GeForce RTX 3090 Pricing to Arrive Around the $2,000 Mark   
    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 having to increase price a bit,... id happily take the second option. And most certainly that is exactly their issue. People just demand 50% jumps each and every generation and I doubt that is possible without price increases.
    Either way: Both options are better value for the money than what we have now, so I would not call that a price increase. That is, unless you really want to ignore the performance you get for the money, which some people seem to do.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from nonamesm3 in Free VPNs tracking users   
    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 customer. Which in turn improves the product for every user.
    They both ALSO get more money due to users enjoying their products more. Yes.
     
    So, if LTT is harvesting the forum for Video ideas we get exactly the same situation:
    We get better content, since it is based around our behavior. They get more money.
    So how is that different to google, VPNs, NVidia, AMD, Intel,... or any other company for that matter?
     
    I personally like companies "harvesting my data", since it leads to better products while I personally have zero downsides to it.
    The products are slightly cheaper, slightly better and slightly more how I like them (unless I am using them way different then the masses).
     
    If a company flat out claims to NOT do it, but actually does do it, I am upset due to the lying tho. That goes without saying.
    Also, free Software,... give me a break. Nothing is free. People spend time and resources creating the stuff. Someone, somehow IS paying. This may not always be the end user, not always be the end users data,... but there is no free software.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Jtalk4456 in USA - EARN IT Act Will Weaken Online Privacy, Wins 22-0 Pre-Vote   
    Pretty sure THAT time is over.
    At least germany stopped following US examples a while ago. Usually the EU follows germany and not the US anymore. 
    Asia is following Chinas example for the most part.
     
    Honestly, there is very little the US does that countries feel the need to copy anymore.
     
    Apart maybe Russia,... they could learn a trick or two when it comes to staying in power and getting away with everything. 😉
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from ARikozuM in USA - EARN IT Act Will Weaken Online Privacy, Wins 22-0 Pre-Vote   
    So, unrelated, but I can't help myself:
     
    If in California some 17 year olds are in a relation for 2 years, do the dirty every night and one of them turns 18,... do they suddenly have to stop and wait until the second also turns 18 in order to not get locked up or something?
    That sounds a little crazy, no?
     
    Then again: Laws on perfectly natural behavior seem to be more harsh than shooting other people in the face, so there is that.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Dash Lambda in Your next BMW might only have heated seats for 3 months   
    As a BMW owner I can tell you:
    There is no way this is gonna work without an issue or without people cracking it within 5 minutes.
     
    BMW does outsource every piece of software. They barely have any IT personal themselves.
    And if you own one, you notice that. The software is a hack piece. Every single part seems to be developed by another team and patched together with tape.
    Nothing is working really well (tho, most stuff does work well enough).
     
    If their security stuff would not rock so hard, I would sell the car right away. But right now, only Tesla and BMW seem to have a car that avoids accidents by itself. And I don't have a convenient way to recharge a car just yet, so I am kind of forced to keep the BMW.
    As soon as Audi makes the same system (or Mercedes starts making non ugly cars), I will switch in a heartbeat.
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    Tech Enthusiast reacted to Teddy07 in Zoom says China asked it to censor pro-democracy activists in US and it obeyed   
    kinda getting tired of companies bending over so easily for USA i have to admit
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Orangeator in AMD confirms RDNA 2 "Big NAVI" will release for PC before the release of next gen consoles, calls it their "Halo Product"   
    I am not sure you will get a GPU that can actually push 4k@120 with the next gen tho.
    Sadly my 2080ti even gets as low as 70fps on some games with 1440p, let alone 4k. Sure, I could turn down some settings, but damn... id rather have the eye candy haha.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Bensemus in Epic aim to make their UE 5 demo run at 60 FPS on consoles + Is the PS 5 demo ouperformed by a mid-tier PC?   
    Same Old, same ol'.
     
    Whenever a new console hits the market, they are optimized enough to "beat" a similarly priced PC, if you just factor in gaming and ignore all the other things a PC can do.
    And about a year later, it breaks even,... then we get another 6-7 years of constant console bashing due to being bad value for the performance.
     
    We all seen that, and we will all see it again (and again and again probably).
     
    The good thing about a new console generation is usually that PCs are not bottle necked for a few years, which in turn pushes NVidia to make better GPUs for a while. 😉
    Over the past years graphics have mostly been stagnant, due to games having to keep kind of parity with consoles,... so they made the PC graphics look just as bad.
     
    So, just ignoring the usual console vs PC bashing,... as a PC gamer, I can finally look forward to getting prettier games for a while, so that makes me happy. Since I am using the PC for so many other tasks anyways, I won't ever exchange it for a console tho. But I may add a console either way, because,... well... why not. Just 500 bucks and you don't have to depend on PC Bluetooth and streaming for the couch experience for a while.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Delicieuxz in Epic aim to make their UE 5 demo run at 60 FPS on consoles + Is the PS 5 demo ouperformed by a mid-tier PC?   
    Im with you on that one.
    Tiers are not dictated by an artificial price limit, but by what is available on the market.
     
    A 1080 is no longer high-end, because even the lower end current gen GPUs offer similar performance.
    And while a 1080 is enough for most 1080p gamers, it hardly makes 4k@60 viable, let alone with amazing settings. So no, it is not more than a mid tier GPU.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Sauron in Epic aim to make their UE 5 demo run at 60 FPS on consoles + Is the PS 5 demo ouperformed by a mid-tier PC?   
    Same Old, same ol'.
     
    Whenever a new console hits the market, they are optimized enough to "beat" a similarly priced PC, if you just factor in gaming and ignore all the other things a PC can do.
    And about a year later, it breaks even,... then we get another 6-7 years of constant console bashing due to being bad value for the performance.
     
    We all seen that, and we will all see it again (and again and again probably).
     
    The good thing about a new console generation is usually that PCs are not bottle necked for a few years, which in turn pushes NVidia to make better GPUs for a while. 😉
    Over the past years graphics have mostly been stagnant, due to games having to keep kind of parity with consoles,... so they made the PC graphics look just as bad.
     
    So, just ignoring the usual console vs PC bashing,... as a PC gamer, I can finally look forward to getting prettier games for a while, so that makes me happy. Since I am using the PC for so many other tasks anyways, I won't ever exchange it for a console tho. But I may add a console either way, because,... well... why not. Just 500 bucks and you don't have to depend on PC Bluetooth and streaming for the couch experience for a while.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from hishnash in Epic aim to make their UE 5 demo run at 60 FPS on consoles + Is the PS 5 demo ouperformed by a mid-tier PC?   
    Same Old, same ol'.
     
    Whenever a new console hits the market, they are optimized enough to "beat" a similarly priced PC, if you just factor in gaming and ignore all the other things a PC can do.
    And about a year later, it breaks even,... then we get another 6-7 years of constant console bashing due to being bad value for the performance.
     
    We all seen that, and we will all see it again (and again and again probably).
     
    The good thing about a new console generation is usually that PCs are not bottle necked for a few years, which in turn pushes NVidia to make better GPUs for a while. 😉
    Over the past years graphics have mostly been stagnant, due to games having to keep kind of parity with consoles,... so they made the PC graphics look just as bad.
     
    So, just ignoring the usual console vs PC bashing,... as a PC gamer, I can finally look forward to getting prettier games for a while, so that makes me happy. Since I am using the PC for so many other tasks anyways, I won't ever exchange it for a console tho. But I may add a console either way, because,... well... why not. Just 500 bucks and you don't have to depend on PC Bluetooth and streaming for the couch experience for a while.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from For Science! in AMD not supporting Zen3 on older motherboards :(   
    Not a huge deal in my book.
    Never understood why people insist on buying new CPUs and use them on Boards that were not designed to use all the fancy features to their full potential.
    AM4 has been here forever. Just move on to AM5 or whatever.
     
    The more time they need to spend supporting old stuff, the less time they spend on making the new stuff amazing. Id rather see AMD crush Intel some more and beat them a little more, while Intel is on the ground and helpless. When (not a matter of "if" in my book) Intel returns to the competitive market, AMD better have a solid market share and following.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from pas008 in AMD not supporting Zen3 on older motherboards :(   
    Not a huge deal in my book.
    Never understood why people insist on buying new CPUs and use them on Boards that were not designed to use all the fancy features to their full potential.
    AM4 has been here forever. Just move on to AM5 or whatever.
     
    The more time they need to spend supporting old stuff, the less time they spend on making the new stuff amazing. Id rather see AMD crush Intel some more and beat them a little more, while Intel is on the ground and helpless. When (not a matter of "if" in my book) Intel returns to the competitive market, AMD better have a solid market share and following.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Arika S in AMD not supporting Zen3 on older motherboards :(   
    Not a huge deal in my book.
    Never understood why people insist on buying new CPUs and use them on Boards that were not designed to use all the fancy features to their full potential.
    AM4 has been here forever. Just move on to AM5 or whatever.
     
    The more time they need to spend supporting old stuff, the less time they spend on making the new stuff amazing. Id rather see AMD crush Intel some more and beat them a little more, while Intel is on the ground and helpless. When (not a matter of "if" in my book) Intel returns to the competitive market, AMD better have a solid market share and following.
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