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Mr.Meerkat

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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from Energycore in Huh, when your broadband and mobile data are all having funky connections... Broadban   
    @EnergycoreCause its the UK so the vast majority of home Internet is provided through copper phone lines. On the brightside, we're getting it upgraded from 17/0.5 to 100/10 on the 5th February 😊
     
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to Tristerin in Hmmm, just realised my tube of MX-4 is actually completely empty. So, a 12g tube of M   
    Bees knees - there is a few C difference.  And applying Kryo is a different experience than most TIM (you have to manually spread and cover the IHS)
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to Energycore in Hmmmmm...so... A 1700 is free (cause I already own it) A 2700 is a £35 upgrade. A 370   
    Considering your workload, I'd consider a Ryzen 3600 then.
     
    The multicore performance of the 3600 is about the same as the 1700 because of the hefty single core improvement.
     
    Should be cheaper, I hope
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from Tristerin in Hmmmmm...so... A 1700 is free (cause I already own it) A 2700 is a £35 upgrade. A 370   
    @EnergycoreDefinately not utilising my 1700 enough 🤣
    Mind you, I've started utilising my CPU more. Being forced to use some horrendously optimised programs that only uses a single core...(*cough cough* Wolfram Mathematica and a few others) and I do actually notice my 1700 chugging slightly at times (for those shoddy 1-core programs) so a 3700X would kinda be nice...
     
    As for gaming n stuff, I mean I suspect my Fury will be the biggest bottleneck, even for 2560x1080@120Hz (panel actually goes up to 200Hz but the ghosting is pretty noticeable).  
     
    Tbh, the 2700 is too similar to my 1700 so I'm tempted to scrap it, especially if I can get 3.95GHz on my 1700. As for the 3700X, I dunno, £200 feels a little steep but at the same time, I kinda wanna try playing around with some Micron E-die so I dunno. What I do know is a B350 mobo would definitely be less than ideal as well but at the same time, MSI has explicitly stated compatibility so why not eh? 
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from themaniac in Damn Sony, you've really improved your night mode and is pretty spicy now. Its curren   
    @themaniac I mean being at 56N, in the winter, the sun sets at 15:40~ right now and doesn't rise again until 08:50-ish. As for the actual photo, it was slightly brighter than normal as the clouds were at about 50ft above ground so all the street lights were being reflected down but yeah, surprisingly "bright" for 12:30am/00:30. I mean if you look at the top left corner where a street light is, you can see how horrendously blown out it is so the algorithm was being rather aggressive with "brightening" the image.  
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from Lurick in Now that is pretty spicy. 5G is pretty fast I guess 😆 😆 😆   
    @PCGuy_5960This is indoors but mind you, this is also sub-6 so it's not just gonna fall odd the cliff if I moved a little. 
     
    @WereCatf
    I mean that's more just showing how inadequate the UK Internet backbone is setup. Upload will always be restricted (I mean 1Gbps connections here typically mean 1000/100) soooo...🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in Now that is pretty spicy. 5G is pretty fast I guess 😆 😆 😆   
    @PCGuy_5960This is indoors but mind you, this is also sub-6 so it's not just gonna fall odd the cliff if I moved a little. 
     
    @WereCatf
    I mean that's more just showing how inadequate the UK Internet backbone is setup. Upload will always be restricted (I mean 1Gbps connections here typically mean 1000/100) soooo...🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to DrMacintosh in Is this a joke? I need to download outlook (android app) to add my Hotmail account on   
    Hotmail/outlook is terrible for these sorts of things. Microsoft wants you to use their clients. 
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to dizmo in 120hz on a phone; I'm never going back to 60.   
    @Bombastinator Yeah, I really don't think the difference between 120hz and 144hz would be noticeable. It's far too close. Especially with fluctuations if you're taking gaming into account.
    @Mr.Meerkat I won't go back to a 60hz phone, that's for sure. It's far smoother.
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in 120hz on a phone; I'm never going back to 60.   
    Last time I played games on my phone was back in something like 2017 😂😂
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in 120hz on a phone; I'm never going back to 60.   
    Thing is, do we really need 120hz on phones? I mean I own a BenQ XL2410T from 2010 and not once have I ever wished my phone had 120Hz. Given I now do own a Xperia 5 II which is 120Hz, it really did confirm my initial stance that I don't see the point of 120Hz on a mobile device. 
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in Oh no...Sony's doing a black Friday sale on their Xperia 1 II and 5 II reducing both   
    @PCGuy_5960Aight, you've convinced me. Although I've only owned my Xperia 1 for 14 months, the deal is just too good. 
     
    I mean the Xperia 5 II literally fixes every single issue and wishes I have ever had with my Xperia 1...it's like they read my mind.
    - Battery life: the 3330mAh battery in the 1 comfortably gave me a day of usage but nothing more. 4000mAh@1080p instead of 4K will easily fix that wish. 
    - Headphone jack, don't need to say much 
    - Zoom lens, 50mm FF-equivalent isn't enough for my uses whereas the 70mm FF-equivalent on the mk2s is exactly what I wished for. 
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from DildorTheDecent in Hmmmm, that's one spicy ping 😂   
    @EnergycoreWhen it works properly, it's usually 17Mbps down (perfectly acceptable) but 0.6Mbps up 😂
    Did someone say I can get  33/4Mbps on 3G HSPDA+ with my phone? 
     
    @DildorTheDecentI can only blame talktalk for the early disconnection fees. Because Openreach (aka BT) are some stingy AF bastards, our house built in 2016 was connected directly to the exchange rather than a cabinet so we can't get any kind of FTTC (so no cheap "decent" speeds, it's either ADSL or FTTP with openreach). VM on the other hand, at the time when we moved in was horribly overloaded in our area (friends were seeing drops down to 6/1Mbps on their 100/10Mbps connection) and with this house empty 6 months/year (well pre-covid anyway), it made sense to just stick to our £17.50/month plan. 
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from Energycore in Oh yikes, my watercooling pump is dying I think...not actually engaging half the time   
    @DildorTheDecentIt's a 12V-DC DDC pump...no curve, just straight to sata power... 😅 (and because it's a 12V DC pump, it's pretty audible when it does "click on")
    @Energycore The pump is 4 to 5 years old so wouldn't be surprised if it's coming to the end of its life... 
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from AluminiumTech in It looks like we're gonna get a repeat of the free school meals during Summer thing,   
    Oh yay, can't wait for Nicky to use this as fuel for indyref2 😆
    Anyway, it seems as SNP is already kicking Tory MSP asses for voting against it, even if it doesn't affect Scotland directly (Scotland has already made the necessary plans for it). 
     
    Mind you, I would agree with some statements made by the conservatives. We're in a vicious cycle where more people than ever are seeking welfare and giving them even more welfare might not be the correct step forward.
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to CircleTech in Parents: You should get an iPhone Sister: You should get an iPhone Friends: You shoul   
    My parents bought me an iPhone so I could FaceTime them. I still miss my galaxy S9 for some things. Guess they didn’t get the memo zoom is on mobile.
     
    Remember, always take free things. Do not question why they are free, because the next day they will probably not be free.
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to Energycore in Gotta love google photos... Pretty good at combining photos into panoramas me thinks   
    Czech aircraft huh. Cool!
     
    And I meant to say Fly-go-thing, not plane. My bad.
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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from Eschew in Gotta love google photos... Pretty good at combining photos into panoramas me thinks   
    @Energycore What is a plane? This? 

    Do you perhaps mean an aeroplane?  
     
    Anyway, UK aviation community's favourite joke aside, it was in a SportCruiser (to be specific a PS-28 Cruiser, which is just a certified version of the SportCruiser). 

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    Mr.Meerkat got a reaction from Dawson Wehage in Hmmmmm, to upgrade or not to upgrade... Tempted to sell my desktop and current HP env   
    @Dawson Wehage Yep, if it's a desktop, of course I'd build my own! Having built anything and everything from a soft-tube custom loop and dual-CFX 290Xes overclocked at 1200MHz to a 12L~ gaming PC with a 6400/1060, I think I'm more than capable in building anything, maybe even hard tubing. 
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to AluminiumTech in How powerful is a mobile 1650ti in relation to say a 1060/Fury/1070? Tempted to sell   
    @Mr.Meerkat I thought I've done some 1650 benchmarks so I did a look around and here's one of the ones I found that I did a while back.
     
    I did this benchmarking in October 2019 I believe. Even though it's from me, take it with a grain of salt. but here you go:
     
    You can substitute RX 480 with GTX 1060 and substitute Vega 56 with GTX 1070 in those benchmarks.
     
    The relative framerate compared to each of the cards is more important in that graph then the specific framerates themselves.
     
    Vega 56 in this benchmark does much better than the two other cards because of the 410GB/s memory bandwidth.
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to Tristerin in How powerful is a mobile 1650ti in relation to say a 1060/Fury/1070? Tempted to sell   
    Ahhh another fellow forum user of refined tastes (I have 2x 1700 with 1 Fury X and 1 Fury  ) - a 1650 max Q (Im not sure what mobile variants go for but TI isnt one, but SUPER maybe but cant find benches - the Fury is 80%+ faster compared to a 1650 max q
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    Mr.Meerkat reacted to lewdicrous in Hmmm...I wonder if this is a problem with our connection/ISP or youtube? Any youtube   
    I'm using cloudflare's DNS and it still happens, so it's more likely to be a bug like you mentioned.
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