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    tikker got a reaction from HanZie82 in how can i make my gpu power fully go towards mining?   
    That's NiceHash settings though. Probably all that does is change the power limit and clocks? A miner doesn't really know how to go half speed. It just goes or doesn't.
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    tikker got a reaction from dalekphalm in Crypto Miners buying up entire power plants   
    Bitcoin is indeed 10 minutes per block. On average it has ~1500-1600 transactions per block at the moment, so around 250k per day. The difficulty goes up or down to maintain that 10 minute block time. The 10 minutes seem to be a conservative compromise.
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    tikker got a reaction from PhantomJaguar77 in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    Geez. Yeah stay safe out there. A mask is not worth taking a bullet over.
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    tikker got a reaction from Wictorian in 3D Playback   
    Anaglyph (the red/cyan thing) yes, other stuff no. Modern 3D uses either active shutter glasses which need timing and a synchronisation signal, like Nvidia's 3D Vision (which needs a 3D Vision compatible monitor), or polarised light that is a different polarisation for each eye. In either case the hardware needs to be designed for it and support it. The shutter stuff is called "active" 3D and the polarisation stuff is "passive" 3D.
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    tikker reacted to unclewebb in It can't let me adjust the voltage   
    @SamLam140330 If you want to use CPU voltage control in Windows 11, you need to disable the VMX and similar virtualization features in the BIOS.
     
    Your ThrottleStop screenshot shows a bunch of weird looking numbers in the turbo ratios section and it shows 0.3799 in the voltage column. These are both clues that ThrottleStop is being blocked from reading and writing to the voltage control register. 
     
    In previous Windows Insider versions, having the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) enabled could also cause this problem.
     
    Each time you disable something, reboot and delete the ThrottleStop.INI configuration file before running ThrottleStop. Here is some more info. 
     
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/the-throttlestop-guide.531329/page-1315#post-11103555
     
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    tikker reacted to Middcore in Why hasn't Linus started a Linux channel yet   
    I would imagine it's because the amount of views they would get relative to the amount of effort they'd have to invest makes it a bad business decision to do so. 
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    tikker reacted to jaslion in CPU thermal throttling not working   
    That and sometimes oc's make the throttling not function correctly (depending on the board) and you end up in situations like these were it just is not allowed to clock lower due to the oc interfering.
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    tikker got a reaction from LauriHimself in CPU thermal throttling not working   
    Thermal throttling doesn't mean it absolutely won't reach those temperatures. It means it will slow down (significantly) in order to try and keep a reasonable temperature. 105 C is not good though. My first thought is improper cooler mounting. What cooler do you have and is it mounted properly?
     
    Actually, since you mention OC, what are your stock temperatures? You may be pushing way to much voltage on your overclock.
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    tikker reacted to LAwLz in (PSA) A warning to YouTube creators, scammers have worked out an almost fool proof method of phishing your account   
    I highly recommend everybody in this thread watch this video. I have seen a lot of people make comments about how "science people" think in different ways and therfore might not pick up on scams. Or about how you would be able to figure it out. Or how "if it happened to Jim then it must be some fool proof attack" or whatever. All that is bollocks. 
     
    Scams can happen to anyone because nobody is 100% mentally alert 100% of the time. Nor do we humans check everything at all times. We often makes a bunch of assumptions automatically in our everyday lives. 
     
     
     
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    tikker got a reaction from captain_to_fire in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    They're simply saying a shield is not a replacement for a mask, which studies well before the pandemic have corroborated. As you yourself said, the doctors use mask AND shield. Even if they're only using a shield that doesn't immediately imply it's equal or better than a mask. If you're in such heavy contact you'll want all the layers of protection you can get.
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    tikker reacted to SolarNova in 77" Oled or 100" projector?   
    Quality over quantity (or size in this case).
     
    If need be, sit closer, or shake ur wallet harder and get the 83" C1
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    tikker reacted to wanderingfool2 in Proof Of Stake Blockchain (Security and 51% stake attack)   
    That is true, as long as no one figures out a way to break sha256...if that happens then a 51% attack could be feasible (but unlikely to be used as it's more profitable to hide the knowledge and use it to gain bitcoin at a steady interval...so you can gain millions on millions with virtually no resources)
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    tikker got a reaction from RockSolid1106 in Python identation error?   
    Great. Well a wrong result means your solution is wrong, your implementation of a solution not quite correct or there may be a logic error somewhere.
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    tikker got a reaction from GamerBlake in Anyone else really enjoy AC: Odyssey?   
    This is by far the best part of the entire game lol. I specifically played and enjoyed it because it didn't follow the same AC formula. They're good games, but just not really for me in that fashion.
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    tikker got a reaction from leadeater in (PSA) A warning to YouTube creators, scammers have worked out an almost fool proof method of phishing your account   
    I agree that a doctorate doesn't necessarily mean much in this context, but him falling for this doesn't make him stupid either. Being an expert on scams just makes you harder to scam, not immune. He isn't anything less because they got him. The only reason it's always so obvious to us because either you have never been properly scammed, good for you, or you are reading/analysing this as a calm unaffected 3rd party.
     
    Instead of making it a how-obvious-a-scam-can-you-fall-for pissing contest people should just take this as a lesson that anyone can get scammed at any point no matter who you are. It's a bit scary how good they can get sometimes now. Recently there was an excellent one from our supposed IT department. That did take a minute to process before thinking the "obvious" wait if you're doing this, why do I need to help you do this thing you request?
     
    Yep, as a scientist you are trained to think in a specific way and it's pretty common to start off thinking too difficult (myself included) to the point where even "square peg goes into the square hole" can be the least obvious thing in the world. In this context I could totally imagine looking for all kinds of fancy ways they could try to masquerade as Google, not find any and then continue without thinking the "why don't they just suspend me / do this themselves?" question.
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    tikker got a reaction from Quackers101 in (PSA) A warning to YouTube creators, scammers have worked out an almost fool proof method of phishing your account   
    I agree that a doctorate doesn't necessarily mean much in this context, but him falling for this doesn't make him stupid either. Being an expert on scams just makes you harder to scam, not immune. He isn't anything less because they got him. The only reason it's always so obvious to us because either you have never been properly scammed, good for you, or you are reading/analysing this as a calm unaffected 3rd party.
     
    Instead of making it a how-obvious-a-scam-can-you-fall-for pissing contest people should just take this as a lesson that anyone can get scammed at any point no matter who you are. It's a bit scary how good they can get sometimes now. Recently there was an excellent one from our supposed IT department. That did take a minute to process before thinking the "obvious" wait if you're doing this, why do I need to help you do this thing you request?
     
    Yep, as a scientist you are trained to think in a specific way and it's pretty common to start off thinking too difficult (myself included) to the point where even "square peg goes into the square hole" can be the least obvious thing in the world. In this context I could totally imagine looking for all kinds of fancy ways they could try to masquerade as Google, not find any and then continue without thinking the "why don't they just suspend me / do this themselves?" question.
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    tikker reacted to Kisai in (PSA) A warning to YouTube creators, scammers have worked out an almost fool proof method of phishing your account   
    Academic credentials mean nothing outside of applying for jobs in very specialized fields. Computers are not a specialized field that requires academic credentials, and even having them isn't proof of competence. Someone with a CS degree isn't automatically a competent in math and astroengineering as an example.
     
    At any rate, always consider out-of-the-blue contacts that ask you to do something that clearly they can do themselves as suspicious. One of the support things I do, is I always push back requests to change passwords to the actual billing provider, and not change passwords myself, because I don't want to be held responsible for a phishing attempt.
     
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    tikker got a reaction from dalekphalm in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    Something that also helped tremendously was that it isn't an unknown virus. It's a variant of the known coronavirus, so we had experience from things like MERS and SARS to build upon
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    tikker got a reaction from wkdpaul in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    Be nice to people. It's a great accomplishment, but do put it in perspective. Over here we have also jabbed people at a rate of almost 150 000 per day. It's easy to get to 90% if your entire country's population is only 800 000.
    The far bigger problem is that people think and/or expect that the masks stop it, when over and over again (in my experience at least) it has been made clear that the point of the masks is not to directly protect you from the virus, but to stop you from slobbering and sneezing over those around you thus limiting obvious ways of spread.
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    tikker reacted to captain_to_fire in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    While there is now evidence that the SARS-Cov-2 that measures 125 nm (5 nm smaller than some microprocessor transistors from early-mid 2000s) can be transferred via airborne, the best way to get infected is through respiratory droplets, something a surgical mask protect against effectively. Why? Because the viral load of respiratory droplets is much higher than when it’s airborne. 
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    tikker reacted to wkdpaul in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    You do understand that masks aren't there to stop the virus, but to stop droplets ? It's also to stop YOUR droplets to go around and infect other, not to avoid getting infected yourself.
     
    Feel free to rant about the usefulness of masks, but be aware that I won't reply to any of it.
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    tikker got a reaction from FrodoX570 in Frame rates... how much is too much?   
    Wasn't cost the reason for this? As you say 24 FPS is when it starts to look smooth, so that's the least amount of film you could get away with. 48 FPS movies flopped is because it looks "fake" in the sense that it's too smooth compared to what we are used to in terms of movies.
     
    There are many intricacies to this problem and as others have mentioned there's the border between a slideshow and fluid motion, then there is the boundary of interpreting what exactly is going on on the image (which from what I gather the "13 ms experiment" was investigating) and further still there's our ability to perceive that something is happening. Futhermore there is the point that we don't operate in FPS. Our brain doesn't "refresh" X times per second, it just processes information as it goes, predicting what it expects and checking if it matches while also suppressing what it considers unwanted or uninteresting.
     
    A nice example in my mind that there is a big difference between actually realising what's going on versus perceiving something happening are reflexes. Most of us have probably at some point caught a falling object with seemingly incredible speed before even realising what we were doing.
     
    There are references to fighter pilots being able to identify aircrafts in 1/220th of a second in more or less optimal conditions (plus being highly trained to do so), but I can't find the actual study at the moment.
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    tikker reacted to Beerzerker in The global super-rich are taking joyrides in space as our precious planet burns   
    I'm sorry, that article title is over the top click-bait.
    No way Branson alone is responsible or can solve any problems like that but the way the article is worded sounds like it.

     I quote from the article:
    "It is clear that we have to radically curb the lifestyles of the super-rich" as if the author has any right to tell them or anyone else HOW to live or spend their money - Because they don't have any right to.

    Also this I quote:
    "We need a ban on space tourism, private jets and unnecessary frequent flying or indeed any unnecessary flights until and unless a genuinely zero-carbon form of flight is developed".

    First off as we know Zero-Carbon stuff is nowhere near reality and honestly it may never be. I'm sure we can get close, really close in fact but there is no free ride or lunch to be had over it.
    So if we go by this, we'll all need to sit at home and just wait for it to come.
    They are also saying (To us) what everyone needs and needs to do as if they have "The" solution, which they don't.
    So now we're even up to telling everyone what and how they will conduct their own business too.

    I'll make it clear (I hope it is) that I don't have a problem with protecting the enviroment. 

    That's something that should be done but it must be done sensibly, feasably and responsibly.  We don't need such a "Militant" approach or way of thinking as the way to go with it and that would be my problem here with it.

    I also don't need some news jockey dictating to me what I "Need" to do.
    I can promise you if the author's own life and way of living were scrutinized by the standards stated in the article they'd be in a bit of hot water themselves.


     
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    tikker got a reaction from Biohazard777 in I need to make my viewing angles HORRIBLE its okay if not for humans but atleast for cameras   
    Two problems:
    They will see they cannot see the screen and still accuse you of cheating or invalidate your exam. We are not allowed to help you circumvent restrictions or cheat. Solution: study up and don't cheat.
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    tikker got a reaction from Wictorian in Python identation error?   
    Great. Well a wrong result means your solution is wrong, your implementation of a solution not quite correct or there may be a logic error somewhere.
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