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Morgan MLGman

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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from gloop in Does anyone care about the ethics of hardware manufacturing?   
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    Why would we? It's not our job to regulate how companies operate. Normal people usually have more important stuff going on in their lives, than wondering about how their phone or laptop was made.
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Dean0919 in Does anyone care about the ethics of hardware manufacturing?   
    -- Moved to General Discussion --
    Why would we? It's not our job to regulate how companies operate. Normal people usually have more important stuff going on in their lives, than wondering about how their phone or laptop was made.
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    Morgan MLGman reacted to LAwLz in China is now blocking all encrypted HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI   
    So in summary, since they can't verify which domain someone is trying to access, they block the entire connection.
    Since non-ESNI connections contain some plaintext info about which domain the connection is made to, they can verify that the domain is on their approved list and the connection (might) be allowed.
     
    I wonder how they will handle it if sites start dropping support for the older, less encrypted, standards. Will they just require websites allowed from inside China to stick with the old protocols? Will they MITM all encrypted connections? That would be a massive security risk.
    With a bit of luck, the great firewall of China might be starting to fail. But my guess is that the Chinese government will take to very radical changes and legislation to keep the wall from falling.
     
    You can't just give people access to uncensored and unfiltered knowledge, right!? That would be a disaster!
    (sarcasm)
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from RollinLower in will a 240mm aio lower vrm temps?   
    If anything, it would probably increase the VRM temps due to almost no airflow over VRM area compared to the 2700X's stock cooler or even a tower aircooler.
  5. Like
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Haro in Asus ROG Strix 650G vs Corsair RM750x   
    That doesn't make any difference. Both are good PSUs, but the 750x is a better unit - if it's not much more expensive I'd try getting that one.
  6. Like
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from sub68 in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    On the other hand this would make it harder for more qualified or more experienced individuals to negotiate higher salaries - because "if everyone gets paid x amount of money, you should get the same". Whereas when it's not public information, you negotiate that individually and privately, you also don't get "dirty looks" from people who earn less on similar positions because they don't know what you make.

    If the offer from the employer doesn't satisfy you - leave the company. This is what I would do.

    Don't take what I said as an excuse for Blizzard's behavior, it's reprehensible. But it's not only their fault, California is ran terribly and has ridiculously high taxes and cost of life so that's probably the main issue for both Blizzard and its employees.
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Eschew in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    On the other hand this would make it harder for more qualified or more experienced individuals to negotiate higher salaries - because "if everyone gets paid x amount of money, you should get the same". Whereas when it's not public information, you negotiate that individually and privately, you also don't get "dirty looks" from people who earn less on similar positions because they don't know what you make.

    If the offer from the employer doesn't satisfy you - leave the company. This is what I would do.

    Don't take what I said as an excuse for Blizzard's behavior, it's reprehensible. But it's not only their fault, California is ran terribly and has ridiculously high taxes and cost of life so that's probably the main issue for both Blizzard and its employees.
  8. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    Sure, because you articulated specifics in your responses a lot more than me
    I won't go into a long discussion debating different systems in countries around the world, so I just picked the first example that you brought up, not me

    If you want some specifics, here you go:
    Sweden's socioeconomic system relies on a few things that just won't happen in the US - in Sweden when you make $70000 per year, you start giving away half of that to the government. Even lower and middle class people pay their due in exchange for government services, you could say that everyone pays - everyone gets.
    They have a small population that's a highly homogenous society that in general doesn't allow uncontrolled immigration and economic immigration because those two things would destroy the system they have, a system that operates on the principles of a large family or some sort of a "tribe" meaning that everyone contributes and everyone benefits.

    Their corporate tax rates are around the same as in the US because they know not to "kill the goose that lays golden eggs", you can fire people for pretty much any reason there as well. They also don't have a national minimum wage AT ALL because they know already that it doesn't work.
    Noone blames "the rich" or "the one percent" over there for inequalities in their society, noone advocates 70 or even 90% tax rates on the richest people, their top marginal tax rate is about 57% and it applies to everyone who earns more than 1.5 times the national average.
    Their politicians also don't "magically" increase their wealth from 0 to 200 million dollars on "public salaries" like the Clintons did for example.

    In my book that's already more than enough of fundamental differences between systems in Sweden and the US to understand what I'm trying to say.
  9. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    Sweden has a completely different socioeconomic system - it's not possible to "transplant" selected parts of that system to the US as a whole. It operates under a set of conditions that make it viable, those conditions are not met in the US and never will be.
  10. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    On the other hand this would make it harder for more qualified or more experienced individuals to negotiate higher salaries - because "if everyone gets paid x amount of money, you should get the same". Whereas when it's not public information, you negotiate that individually and privately, you also don't get "dirty looks" from people who earn less on similar positions because they don't know what you make.

    If the offer from the employer doesn't satisfy you - leave the company. This is what I would do.

    Don't take what I said as an excuse for Blizzard's behavior, it's reprehensible. But it's not only their fault, California is ran terribly and has ridiculously high taxes and cost of life so that's probably the main issue for both Blizzard and its employees.
  11. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from ABannedMember in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    Sweden has a completely different socioeconomic system - it's not possible to "transplant" selected parts of that system to the US as a whole. It operates under a set of conditions that make it viable, those conditions are not met in the US and never will be.
  12. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    Sweden has a completely different socioeconomic system - it's not possible to "transplant" selected parts of that system to the US as a whole. It operates under a set of conditions that make it viable, those conditions are not met in the US and never will be.
  13. Agree
    Morgan MLGman reacted to Taf the Ghost in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    No one likes to talk about the two major reasons for a lot of "cost-cutting" moves with employees: the rise of executives with MBAs that are actually terrible at economic analysis & back-side State Employment Taxes. The first really is a global problem, but the second crops up everywhere in slightly different versions. For the American side of things, an employee making 50k USD a year can cost a company anywhere from 75k to well over 100k per year depending on compensation requirements, taxes and other assorted fees. This is how Texas has been pillaging companies from other States, as their back-side taxes are quite low, along with a low cost-of-living.
     
    There's also an inter-related aspect that people view their income in the form of Disposable rather than "Real" terms. People are a lot happier when they feel like they have solid Disposable Income, especially since "income crunch" is a brutal amount of stress.
  14. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from LAwLz in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    On the other hand this would make it harder for more qualified or more experienced individuals to negotiate higher salaries - because "if everyone gets paid x amount of money, you should get the same". Whereas when it's not public information, you negotiate that individually and privately, you also don't get "dirty looks" from people who earn less on similar positions because they don't know what you make.

    If the offer from the employer doesn't satisfy you - leave the company. This is what I would do.

    Don't take what I said as an excuse for Blizzard's behavior, it's reprehensible. But it's not only their fault, California is ran terribly and has ridiculously high taxes and cost of life so that's probably the main issue for both Blizzard and its employees.
  15. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    On the other hand this would make it harder for more qualified or more experienced individuals to negotiate higher salaries - because "if everyone gets paid x amount of money, you should get the same". Whereas when it's not public information, you negotiate that individually and privately, you also don't get "dirty looks" from people who earn less on similar positions because they don't know what you make.

    If the offer from the employer doesn't satisfy you - leave the company. This is what I would do.

    Don't take what I said as an excuse for Blizzard's behavior, it's reprehensible. But it's not only their fault, California is ran terribly and has ridiculously high taxes and cost of life so that's probably the main issue for both Blizzard and its employees.
  16. Like
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    On the other hand this would make it harder for more qualified or more experienced individuals to negotiate higher salaries - because "if everyone gets paid x amount of money, you should get the same". Whereas when it's not public information, you negotiate that individually and privately, you also don't get "dirty looks" from people who earn less on similar positions because they don't know what you make.

    If the offer from the employer doesn't satisfy you - leave the company. This is what I would do.

    Don't take what I said as an excuse for Blizzard's behavior, it's reprehensible. But it's not only their fault, California is ran terribly and has ridiculously high taxes and cost of life so that's probably the main issue for both Blizzard and its employees.
  17. Like
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Jurrunio in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    On the other hand this would make it harder for more qualified or more experienced individuals to negotiate higher salaries - because "if everyone gets paid x amount of money, you should get the same". Whereas when it's not public information, you negotiate that individually and privately, you also don't get "dirty looks" from people who earn less on similar positions because they don't know what you make.

    If the offer from the employer doesn't satisfy you - leave the company. This is what I would do.

    Don't take what I said as an excuse for Blizzard's behavior, it's reprehensible. But it's not only their fault, California is ran terribly and has ridiculously high taxes and cost of life so that's probably the main issue for both Blizzard and its employees.
  18. Like
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Haro in Blizzard employees post their salaries to protest   
    On the other hand this would make it harder for more qualified or more experienced individuals to negotiate higher salaries - because "if everyone gets paid x amount of money, you should get the same". Whereas when it's not public information, you negotiate that individually and privately, you also don't get "dirty looks" from people who earn less on similar positions because they don't know what you make.

    If the offer from the employer doesn't satisfy you - leave the company. This is what I would do.

    Don't take what I said as an excuse for Blizzard's behavior, it's reprehensible. But it's not only their fault, California is ran terribly and has ridiculously high taxes and cost of life so that's probably the main issue for both Blizzard and its employees.
  19. Funny
    Morgan MLGman reacted to xAcid9 in [Rumour] [AdoredTV] Intel Xe graphics project effectively dead?   
    Man, i thought if anyone can do it, it's gonna be Intel. I guess not. 
     
    Oh..

     
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    Morgan MLGman reacted to leadeater in Microsoft Defender flags CCleaner as PUA   
    People still use and trust CCleaner? Never trusted it and would 100% want Defender/ATP to flag it as PUA so I can remove it and say never install that again.
     
    No CCleaner itself is PUA, this is completely accurate classification of such software. If for some reason you want to allow it then whitelist it.
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Haro in UserBenchmark - what's so bad about it?   
    The site is garbage because of its "Effective speed" rating, because of its ranking and few other things but it can be useful to people.

    There are two useful figures to check when you're comparing two CPUs on userbenchmark:
    1. 1-Core speed metric should give you a rough estimate of singlethreaded performance of the chip
    2. 64-Core speed number should give you the estimated multithreaded performance of the chip

    The rest is pretty much useless garbage information.
  22. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from 5x5 in UserBenchmark - what's so bad about it?   
    In my experience they're more-or-less accurate, at least relatively speaking as these tell you nothing as absolute numbers, I only compare them in relation to one another.

    They're somewhat arbitrary of course, but those two metrics seem more accurate than what most other "comparison" websites provide - the benchmarking tool itself is garbage though and has many bugs and quirks itself, it's terrible for storage performance when you're running multiple drives and can kind-of be tricked into showing higher, unrealistic performance numbers, which isn't acceptable for benchmarking software
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from RiktigaRonny in UserBenchmark - what's so bad about it?   
    The site is garbage because of its "Effective speed" rating, because of its ranking and few other things but it can be useful to people.

    There are two useful figures to check when you're comparing two CPUs on userbenchmark:
    1. 1-Core speed metric should give you a rough estimate of singlethreaded performance of the chip
    2. 64-Core speed number should give you the estimated multithreaded performance of the chip

    The rest is pretty much useless garbage information.
  24. Agree
    Morgan MLGman reacted to Sauron in Ryzen 4000 Mobile bottleneck concerns rise as PCIe is allegedly limited to 8x   
    One minute people are on the thunderbolt eGPU train, the next they're calling a gen 3.0 8x slot a "bottleneck". Which is it, people? Where was this massive concern when Apple announced their pro laptops with a glaring lack of powerful dGPUs and people said "oh well you can just use thunderbolt"?
     
    If 3.0 8x over 16x makes any difference at all here (which I highly doubt) it's going to be in the order of 1%, which is lower than the variance we typically see even between equally specced laptops with slightly different cooling and power profiles. Plus, realistically, the price is never going to be so close that a 1% difference in performance is what tips the scales.
  25. Funny
    Morgan MLGman reacted to Vishera in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    @Morgan MLGman is the MVP of this thread,each and every answer of his here is a bullseye,
    He seems very knowledgeable and accurate in his answers,and he is right.
    And that comes from an enthusiast with a decade of experience (Me).
     
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