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  1. Agree
    pas008 reacted to HenrySalayne in DAC+AMP suggestion for ATH-M50x   
    The ATH-M50x is easy to drive and doesn't need anything special. A Behringer UMC202HD would be a decent choice.
  2. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Mark Kaine in GameStop selling hardware now?!   
    They're probably banking on buying up used GPUs for cents and selling them at or above MSRP.
    It could probably work.
  3. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Moonzy in AMD refuses to set handicap on any workload   
    His hardware, his choices
    He may think that gaming more than offsets the value of his GPU and having downtime from a system that's potentially broken by mining isn't worth it.
    Side note:
    I hate people force/shame people into doing mining
    If they don't wanna do it, that's their choice, don't force your lifestyle/standards onto them.
    Educate them and let them make their own decisions
  4. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Dietrichw in AMD refuses to set handicap on any workload   
    I approve of this standpoint. The problem for me wasn't miners using graphics cards to mine, it is miners having special access to the supply chain that allows them to buy a pallet of matching GPU for mining. If someone obtains a GPU through retailers as a normal customer I don't care how they use the product.
  5. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Tristerin in AYA NEO Smashes Crowdfunding Goals. Is this the future of PC gaming?   
    It will sell to target audiences, I am not that target.
    Unless it can do all the things a laptop can...then I might consider it.
  6. Agree
    pas008 got a reaction from dizmo in Another generation of gamer phones - Nubia Red magic 6 / Pro announced   
    yet alone care about updates
    i dont think I know anyone in the real world that even has talked about os updates/etc
    only thing I know is they hate it automatically doing it
  7. Informative
    pas008 reacted to wkdpaul in Microsoft’s Power Automate Desktop is now free   
    Microsoft announced that it is making Power Automate Desktop, its enterprise-level tool for creating automated desktop-centric workflows, available to all Windows 10 users for free. 
    My thoughts
    That could be useful for some users stuck doing repetitive tasks, I'm probably going to have a look at it now that it's free and see what it's all about and if it can be useful for me, and if I find any utility to it, I might look at what uses it can have at work.
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    pas008 got a reaction from RoseLuck462 in ChromeOS surpasses MacOS/OSX market share. Now second most used OS in the PC space.   
    this sounds about right
    home schooling with drunken teachers I mean parents
    but I kinda like the one my daughter has for school and they have it set up so she cant just screw it up with downloads/etc for most part
    compared to her windows minecraft laptop that I have to constantly check on lol
  9. Funny
    pas008 got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in ChromeOS surpasses MacOS/OSX market share. Now second most used OS in the PC space.   
    this sounds about right
    home schooling with drunken teachers I mean parents
    but I kinda like the one my daughter has for school and they have it set up so she cant just screw it up with downloads/etc for most part
    compared to her windows minecraft laptop that I have to constantly check on lol
  10. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Lurick in Canada to follow Australia's lead in taxing Facebook for news links, gov't says they won't be intimidated by Facebook's threats   
    That's not whats happening. They are literally demanding these companies pay them money for linking to them to drive traffic to their sites. They want money for doing nothing. It would be like me charging google maps to provide directions to my business.
  11. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Blademaster91 in NVIDIA releases CMP lineup and reduces hashing rates on GeForce cards   
    I doubt a hardware block could be placed without it affecting performance for video rendering or machine learning tasks. I don't like that miners are buying up GPU's but locking down cards is definitely a bad thing to do, I can totally understand someone using the GPU to mine on when they aren't gaming, and Nvidia telling them they can't really sucks.
    Also Nvidia splitting mining cards into another segment makes no sense at all when there is already a semiconductor shortage, Nvidia doesn't care what their cards are used for money is money to them.
  12. Funny
    pas008 got a reaction from Hakemon in Qualcomm Opposes Nvidia's Acquisition of Arm as Deal Comes Under Increasing Scrutiny   
    ok they have a license
    big deal they can renew
    "Qualcomm is building a case to suggest that the only way Nvidia can make the acquisition profitable will be to gatekeep Arm's technology."
    isnt arm allowed to be profitable ?
    isnt that what all acquisitions are pretty much lol?
    does qualcomm honor their ip licensees from acquisitions?
  13. Agree
    pas008 got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    this is just ridiculous
    this makes me wonder what patents are on keyboards/mice button locations and how many buttons
    or even the location of a power/reset/etc button on a computer case or smart phone or laptop  lol
  14. Funny
    pas008 reacted to D13H4RD in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    If you think this patent is dumb.
    Remember that rounded corners and "slide to unlock" are patented as well
  15. Agree
    pas008 reacted to WereCat in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    Patents like this shouldn't exist in the first place. 
  16. Agree
    pas008 reacted to leadeater in Intel Iris Xe video cards now shipping to OEMs, DG1 lands in desktops   
    Keep in mind that while it may have the same core configuration as iGPUs in Intel CPU products it will have a higher power limit so will perform better, so even if it were paired with an Intel CPU with the same iGPU core it'll have greater performance. Also they have dedicated VRAM and higher effective bandwidth so that'll also increase performance.
    Very much looking forward to reviews of these, no matter how underwhelming the raw performance they might have it'll be damn interesting to see.
  17. Agree
    pas008 reacted to wkdpaul in Cryptocurrency Mining Blamed For Electricity Outages in Iran   
    Could you please stop being disingenuous? It's getting rather old and annoying. What he was OBVIOUSLY asking about ;
    As the article said, and others have mentioned (me included) ; there were 1600 mining farms found by the authorities, so there's an obvious issue in Iran specifically. Iran is regulating mining farms, and it seems a LOT of people are mining illegally. That specific issue is a separate one for cryptocurencies themselves. If they would make more money by throwing sand in the ocean, then that's what they would be doing instead of mining.
    Now, can we have an honest discussion, or are you going to claim a blackout will erase someone's crypto wallet again?
  18. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Arika S in From 2H2021 TSMC will be producing Intel CPUs on 5nm (and beyond)   
    great....now that means TSMC controls pretty much all desktop grade CPU manufacturing...that's not good.
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    pas008 reacted to LAwLz in Intel Replaces Bob Swan with VMWare’s Pat Gelsinger   
    I don't get why people think having a technical background makes you better to run a company. 
    It's not the CEO that comes up with new products or develops them. 
    Paul Otellini had no technical background but ran Intel when they became the dominant player and launched things like the first i3, i5 and i7 lineups. 
    Their previous CEO, Brian Krzanich, was an engineer and he ran Intel from when they were at top (took over after Sandy Bridge) to when AMD knocked Intel out with zen and zen2. 
    Remember, Bob Swan has only been the Intel CEO for like a year and a half or something like that. 
  20. Agree
    pas008 reacted to tim0901 in Intel Core i9-11900(k) + i7-11700(k/kf) 8c16t Rocket Lake Desktop CPU Benchmarks and Pricing Leaked: (Update #8)   
    And all this with intel still being a process node behind. AMD is killing it rn, but the fact that Intel is still competitive with a 6 year old node is bloody impressive.
    That being said, I'm thinking this generation of Intel chips could well be a poor buy in the long run. If Alder Lake is still due to arrive at the end of the year with a new node and a new architecture (Gracemont Cove, the successor to Willow Cove, which itself was the successor to the Sunny Cove that has been backported for Rocket Lake), then Rocket lake could end up aging rather quickly (although it's probably still a better buy than Kaby Lake).
  21. Agree
    pas008 reacted to DrMacintosh in A report that Apple has apparently secured 80% of TSMCs 5nm production throughout 2021 emerges   
    Isn't this business as usual? Mobile partners have always taken up the majority of this business. 
  22. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Dracarris in A report that Apple has apparently secured 80% of TSMCs 5nm production throughout 2021 emerges   
    You make a gross misconception here. Apple is planing for the future, for M1-successors. If they continue their ARM path the way they started it, they will sell tons and tons of M1-successor chips, and they occupy much more wafer area than the mobile brothers.
    They are not a strain, their volume is huge since they are in so many devices, not only phones but also tables. Putting it all together Apple will need a crapload of 5nm silicon next year. And if Covid showed us anything so far, it is a vastly increased demand for consumer electronics, not a decline at all.
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    pas008 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Samsung to manufacture NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 SUPER Series GPUs next year (Updated)   
    New cards might have 21 gbps instead of 19?
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    pas008 reacted to MageTank in UPDATE: NVIDIA backtracks - Hardware Unboxed blacklisted from receiving GeForce FE review samples over “focus on rasterization over ray-tracing”   
    Thank you for taking the time to respond. I want to clarify the point of empathy, as I believe there may be some miscommunication here. I do not believe Nvidia should be empathetic towards reviewers or vice versa. My point on empathy was that companies typically lack the level of empathy required to understand the needs of individual consumers, which is why it's up to reviewers to shoulder that burden and help put themselves in the shoes of Joe Everyman. Nvidia does not need the empathy of reviewers or customers because as a business, Nvidia should put the needs of their company above all else. This includes customers. I've been vocal on this forum that the notion that the customer always comes first is a false one, and that in business, companies should prioritize their own survival first and foremost in order to provide jobs and maintain the livelihoods of those under their employ. This also extends to their ability to provide products and services to consumers. If a company puts customers above themselves, they are either lying, or they simply aren't in it for the long term. At the end of the day, it's Nvidia's job to offer a compelling product to consumers and win them over with said product. If Nvidia cannot do that on their own merits, it's not up to reviewers to do that job for them, even if reviewers are getting product for "free". Reviewers are not working on behalf of the companies, they serve the consumers. Now there is still that symbiotic relationship where their critical feedback can be used to offer product improvements and that in turn benefits the companies, but that is simply an added benefit, not the primary goal in this context. I believe the main issue with this entire ordeal was Nvidia (or whomever the individual was that sent the email) missed the opportunity to use HWUB's survey to their benefit. HWUB did the legwork and determined 70% of his audience didn't care about raytracing. Nvidia could have offered to pay for a promotional ad spot specifically for those features in an attempt to reach that untapped/uninterested market. This would have benefited all parties involved, but hindsight is 20/20...
    As for the car analogy, I don't disagree that reviewers should test more. Part of why I choose not to consume HWUB's content is that I find their testing methodology and product coverage to be lacking compared to those that I do watch (GamersNexus, Der8auer, Buildzoid, etc). That said, I will not fault them for their conscious decision not to test something if they firmly believe their audience has no interest in it, regardless of what the manufacturer claims. I touched upon it slightly before, when I said such an attitude may be considered shooting themselves in the foot, but it's still their decision to make, and the consumers decision to make as to whether or not the review offered enough insight to inform their purchase decision.
    As for checking raytracing closely, I feel like this horse has been thoroughly beaten by pretty much everyone in this thread, though I'll give my brief feelings on the subject. Raytracing isn't a new concept, and we've had our mainstream introduction with last generations Turing cards. The performance has improved dramatically with the architectural redesign that allows concurrent graphics, RT and tensor operations simultaneously, but the actual technology itself is still very much the same. I didn't watch their RTX 3080 review, but if they covered this in said review, it's safe to assume this cards raytracing performance would see a similar uplift over the previous generation minus the scaling from it being cutdown compared to a 3080. Now I personally don't care about raytracing as I don't do a lot of work that would benefit from raytracing nor do I have the time for gaming much these days, but I do recognize that the technology itself is quite important and is likely going to be the future. His audience choosing to be more interested in rasterization performance isn't a bad thing either, nor would I fault a reviewer for giving his audience what they want. In fact, if given enough time, he would probably go back to test raytracing performance anyways because in this digital review age, content milking is how one survives. I don't think your feelings on this are wrong, nor do I disagree with the idea that more facets of a product should be covered if possible, but understand these are merely our personal opinions, and others may (and likely will) feel differently.
    I can't really speak as to why reviewers review products differently, short of saying they are different people with potentially different audiences. It's possible other reviewers didn't survey their target audience prior to performing the review, or their audience is double-dipping with reviewers and would rather get their in-depth information from a different personality and trust this particular reviewer for their rasterized gaming results? I genuinely do not know the answer to this, though I am not certain if it matters all that much in the end. There is always going to be a difference in the quality of reviewers, the coverage of a product and production quality of the videos themselves. Take LMG for example. I consider their production quality to be the best in the industry, but I personally do not consume their content because I find their testing methodology to be limited and caters more to Joe Everyman rather than someone that is an enthusiast in this industry. That isn't a bad thing per se as it reaches a far broader audience, and I would recommend LMG's content to someone getting into tech over a hyper analytical reviewer like Steve at Gamers Nexus, or the lunacy that is Der8auer and his "modifications". There are times where reviewers get it wrong (take Linus' old videos on memory speed not mattering and my holy crusade on this forum to try to disprove that) but those are very few and far between. Luckily we've seen reviewers be far more open to public opinion and reviewing their old content and applying their improved testing methodologies to revisit those claims.
    I'll end this by saying the piece of advice I offered you was not meant in a manner of disrespect, nor would I say you "need" to change here. You do have a manner of arrogance about you, but I do too, and I can respect that. It tends to come from those that are passionate about a topic and often finds themselves refusing to yield when they are firm in their resolve. My advice was offered as someone that has taken the time to look back and reflect on some of my older posts and cringe about the times I openly refused constructive feedback and information that could have better served me at the time. The people on this forum can be weird at times. You'll find some that have their quirks of irrationality when it comes to specific topics, yet they'll be extremely kind to you in a completely unrelated subject. You'll also find those that are far more interested in learning and will happily put their ego aside in pursuit of knowledge and others that have to win the e-debate by any means necessary. I am not asking you to back down when you are right or renege on your words when you feel you've conveyed honest information to the best of your abilities. I only ask that you consider alternative approaches when you reach a point of impasse. Use those aforementioned links to verified sources, ask for the opinions of others (as you did in this very thread) to determine if you're seeing the entire picture.
    Oh, and one more thing. You will see the post directly above mine and get the strongest urge to respond in a defensive manner. My best advice would be to read everything, summon the empathy you spoke of before, then determine if how he interpreted your posts was accurate to how you intended them to be perceived. If the answer is no, perhaps offer an apology for the misunderstanding and re-explain from a more nuanced point of view. If you want to kill this man with kindness, I am down for the tag-team of a lifetime.
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    pas008 reacted to Emily123 in UK politicians call for "making the resale of goods purchased using an automated bot an illegal activity"   
    How do they propose to determine if something was bought by a bot and even enforce this?