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Everything posted by AlexGoesHigh

  1. AlexGoesHigh

    Tried waifu2x on some old low res photos i have…

    tried the caffe version since the original github repo recommended that for windows first rather that vulkan but gonna try that now.
  2. Tried waifu2x on some old low res photos i have lying around, that thing is freaking black magic, unless you zoom in almost down to discern each pixel individually it looks the same but sharper and more defined due to being high res now, wow.

    1. Murasaki


      Been using w2x for a long time, pretty useful tool. I recommend waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan since it comes with multiple trained models (default/anime art/photo) you can choose from.

    2. AlexGoesHigh


      Just now, Murasaki said:

      Been using w2x for a long time, pretty useful tool. I recommend waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan since it comes with multiple trained models (default/anime art/photo) you can choose from.

      tried the caffe version since the original github repo recommended that for windows first rather that vulkan but gonna try that now.

    3. IkeaGnome


      52 minutes ago, AlexGoesHigh said:



      47 minutes ago, Murasaki said:

      multiple trained models


  3. On Tuesday I'm getting 5G on my arm, about bloody time been waiting almost 8 months now!



    1. Tieox


      Nice one, having my second early August!

  4. Sorry but I'm having a laugh at the most expected outcome regarding purchasing the Steam Deck.
  5. well, at the end of the day its Linux and pc games so even with a lot of "elbow grease" and persistence there should be ways to get those games to run at the native res, even though it really shouldn't be like this in the first place.
  6. Why would games be stretched or have borders on this device?, native games + proton games shouldn't even be a problem, as they can run in any resolution you set them to run, like it has always been the case since forever with PC games. The only type of games that should be a problem on this aspect ratio would be crappy ports, old pre mainstream widescreen game that ain't on GoG (like pre 2005 i'm talking about but there should be mods to get around that) and emulators since emulated games are truly the ones stuck on a set aspect ratio.
  7. ah, ok, but are you dual booting? secure boot makes dual booting linux a PITA and that's what i'm trying to say.
  8. Make sense, the consoles are gen 4 but 2x so basically gen 3 @ 4x, the 1TB requirement is annoying since the Series S is half TB with over 100GB taken by the system alone.
  9. that's a laptop though, and i said custom builds everything else made in the last 5 years, at least maybe even more are safe.
  10. Bunch of stuff they are adding, forcing TPM and secure boot as system requirements is bullish AF though. that gonna make dual boot linux setup a PITA to setup now, and that's gonna make a bunch of custom build an annoyance to upgrade, anyways they are also removing a bunch of stuff. Bit surprised they are forcing the taskbar to the bottom now though i never used that feature regardless W11 seems to be a massive UX change which IMO, good thing they named it 11 instead of a update to 10, if it were to release as an update a lot people were going to be confused.
  11. Ugh, steelseries at last caved and went the razer way and made their software have cloud functionality and therefore user accounts, at least it can be skipped and still change configs on the hardware and work mostly as it was before without making an account.

  12. Summary Before their E3 presentation Microsoft decide to drop a bunch of the new stuff coming to the Xbox platform as a whole, just so in the presentation they can completely focus on games. To begin with Xcloud is getting Series X hardware availability soon within a couple weeks, this upgrade should bring faster load times and better framerates to the streaming service, also the web version should come out of beta soon to be available to all gamepass ultimate subscribers. Smart TVs apps are coming alongside a dedicated streaming stick for Xcloud, the smart TV apps should be c
  13. its fastly, it took a dump and took with it a bunch of site, it also affect twitch and reddit, but it seems right now things are getting back up. https://status.fastly.com
  14. How are y'all enjoying half the internet being down right now. 😂

    1. Murasaki


      Pretty good, guess I'm using the half that's working!

  15. I would put partly the blame into the IT head. Citrix, RDP and BYOD are very commonplace and its ok, but just the fact that backups weren't at least up to a day old but a week? that's awful on something as important as research, not even counting its covid research. Also since its a student, its most likely the institute is linked to his university, so he could get whatever his uni offers in their intranet, complete bonehead that he went for a cracked copy. Funny enough most cracks tell you to do the opposite to avoid the cracked app to call home.
  16. OK, the title may be a bit clickbaity, but regardless this comes from Zac Bowden of Windows Central sources but I'm using Neowin for the post since its shorter and has all the info. Summary Microsoft is planning changes to the Windows store to address problems or rather policies that have persisted since its existence from almost 10 years ago in Windows 8. First of all but less important. Microsoft is once aging changing the UI of the Store, this changes comes due to the upcoming Sun Valley UI refresh in Windows where Microsoft is overhauling most of the UI of the
  17. I just want to add, that despite all of this, they still have the highest priced chips, not just the most expensive but HIGHEST priced chips and they can get away with cause enterprises will buy it.
  18. I felt he looked older now, but wow what a difference, either the pandemic (i mean the social effect not him getting covid19) or the ARM acquisition got to him hard somehow, most likely the acquisition though.
  19. VM being clunky is a problem of lacking graphics, since VM emulate hardware, graphics are emulated and run on the host CPU, that's why running anything with a GUI on a VM feels clunky nevermind that anything that needs graphics horsepower would be a slideshow if it manages to run at all, non graphical workloads tend to be 10-20% slower that on bare metal depending on the workload itself. Once you give a full real GPU to a VM, performance its basically the same as bare metal unless the program gets CPU bottlenecked which the VM performance penalty applies.
  20. The Xbox consoles for a while now have a feature called auto HDR that makes games that do not feature HDR be playable in HDR, although games running in auto HDR aren't as bright or dim as proper HDR mastered games, auto HDR makes a noticeable difference against normal SDR. Microsoft is now bringing this feature to PC and is available in preview in the latest dev build of windows (21337), the objective for auto HDR is to be able to support over 1000 DX11 and DX12 games but at the moment only a few games work, DX10 and lower as well as OpenGL and Vulkan aren't supported by this fea
  21. I fucking hate printers.

    1. Grumpy Old Man

      Grumpy Old Man

      So do I. Print quality is "poor"


      Image result for money printers


  22. TIL i don't know since when but connecting to localhost rather that windows prioritizes ipv6 over ipv4 so localhost resolves to ::1 instead.