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  1. Agree
    pas008 got a reaction from Giganthrax in Two members of the world-famous hacker group that robbed more than 100 banks around the world and stole $1 billion, are now arrested and imprisoned.   
    8yr is too little
    financial crimes should be elevated in penalty
    people that think it doesnt hurt anyone? really it hurts everyone because you PAY for it with taxes and many people working the case are under pressure
    that money and resources could be going towards other crimes
    but I am biased I think alot of criminals are let off easy
     
    and with your logic we all should just try to steal instead of working because a small timeout is definitely worth the risk becoming rich
  2. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Jet_ski in Nicehash petitioning against Microsoft   
    Microsoft security team probably isn’t going to overlook Nicehash’s history. Their co-founder’s involvement in creating ransomware and the founding of a group to use ransomware is probably fresh in their minds.
     
    Since many mining developers are anonymous, building backdoors is a bigger concern. Cryptojacking is an ongoing issue, Microsoft has nothing to gain but a lot to lose in allowing the mining apps. From their perspective if you’re sophisticated enough to handle the risk, then you can easily manage the software so there’s nothing to be upset about.
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    pas008 reacted to ONOTech in Rumor: AMD to go LGA with AM5, PCIe Gen 5 limited to only EPYC CPUs for Zen 4 Update: More leaks   
    I came here to say this! Their retention is aaawwwwwful. If going LGA means AMD finally puts a retention plate on their socket, I'm celebrating
  4. Funny
    pas008 reacted to Vangeli in Nvidia officially announces "Lite Hash Rate" GPUs for RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and 3080. Ships late May   
    I’m just so tired. And this won’t help me get a 3090 FE, only make it worse.
     
    Maybe this GPU-free rig can just be a monument, to gaming past. Series X plays games well enough, I might be a living room gamer now. So long, Steam, I never caught up with my game library but now I’m freeeeeeeeee!
  5. Agree
    pas008 reacted to CarlBar in IBM says chip shortage could last two years   
    That relies on demand going back to how it was. Which assumes everything will just go back to how it was. Thats far from guaranteed.
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    pas008 reacted to BuckGup in In an NYT investigative report Apple has essentially given up the keys to its kingdom in China.   
    Hahaha hypocrites. Apple doesn't give a shit about privacy or security unless they can make money off of it
  7. Agree
    pas008 reacted to seon123 in System76 Launches Open Source Mechanical Keyboard   
    Who the crap is this thing for? People that just buy anything that System76 sells?
     
     
    Mainstream people would likely be turned off by the lack of numpad, strange layout (i.e. not full size or TKL), lack of macro buttons and dedicated media keys, non-Cherry switches, and the high price.
     
    People that are into keyboards would be turned off by... the everything. Just some things that came to mind immediately:
    North facing switches means that they will interfere with Cherry profile keycaps (tbf, this is not an issue with Box switches, which are the included options) Integrated plate, which means it is stiffer than people generally want, and also prevents any other plate material options. Plate mount stabilisers, which will be more rattly and diffucult to tune than PCB mount stabilisers The layout will make it near impossible to get third party keycaps for that thing. Normal and exploded 75% layouts are fine, but making everything 0.25u narrower for some reason? 1.5u backspace? Where would you get that? According to the specs, it's 948g, which I assume is fully built. That's far lighter than other customs, even those with smaller layouts. It doesn't have any foam or internal dampeners included. According to the product page, the "firmware is based on open source QMK firmware". Which is what pretty much what every custom keyboard uses, so this thing isn't even special in that regard.
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    pas008 reacted to LAwLz in Intel released their 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU for gaming, "i5 beats Ryzen 9"   
    These chips are on Intel's 10nm SuperFin node.
    Their 11th desktop parts are on 14nm. Not only are they on 14nm, they are also on a backported architecture originally designed for 10nm.
     
    It's basically 2 generational jumps. That helps a lot. I mean, just look at these numbers:
     
    Intel 14nm = 37.5 MTr/mm2
    TSMC 7nm = 96.5 MTr/mm2
    Intel 10nn = 100.8 MTr/mm2
     
     
    Plus it's cherry picked first party benchmarks. So they are probably tweaking things and picking tests that gives them the best results.
  9. Funny
    pas008 reacted to RejZoR in Sonova buys sennheiser headphone division   
    Make people deaf with headphones and then sell them hearing aid. The circle is now complete.
  10. Funny
    pas008 got a reaction from Gamer Schnitzel in 32x SATA port on a single motherboard   
    crypto seems to pay off more than gaming
    and how is it waste if you are getting value from it risk or not
    how is it cancer seriously if companies are getting their sales
    I hate the fact i cant get new gpu also but its their right also to do what they want with their purchased products
     
     
  11. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Minecrafted in Louis Rossmann Starts a GoFundMe to Get "Right To Repair" Legistation Passed Through a Direct Ballot Initiative.   
    What a bad attitude to have. The whole point of a direct ballot means that it bypasses nearly all of the lobbying from big tech that would occur. The PEOPLE vote, like how it should be. 
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    pas008 reacted to BuckGup in Louis Rossmann Starts a GoFundMe to Get "Right To Repair" Legistation Passed Through a Direct Ballot Initiative.   
    That's not really true anymore. Newer cars are having features that you cannot fix unless you have special proprietary tools/software that only dealers/manufacturers have access too. Teslas are notoriously hard to repair and things like heated seats are becoming software packages you pay monthly for. The right to repair is needed across every industry badly 
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    pas008 reacted to Donut417 in Louis Rossmann Starts a GoFundMe to Get "Right To Repair" Legistation Passed Through a Direct Ballot Initiative.   
    One issue. Federal vs State rights. States have the right to regulate business within their boarders. Second this is a ballot initiative. Meaning the people vote on it directly. The legislature can’t do jack shit to block it. The only reason Marijuana is legal in Michigan is due to a ballot initiative. 
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    pas008 got a reaction from TheCoder2019 in Mainstream DDR5 Memory Modules Pictured, Rolling Out For Mass Production & Coming To Intel & AMD’s Next-Gen Platforms Soon!   
    wasnt it 400 for the controllers
    then 800 ddr2
    then 1600 ddr3
    now 3200 ddr4
    so maybe 6400 for ddr5?
    everything else higher was/is considered overclock
    maybe that was my personal preferences of sweet spot along with timings 
    hard to remember lol
     
  15. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Arika S in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    I agree to an extent.
     
    Using
    Then yes everything should be taken off him since it was stolen, but still it immediately brings into question; what kind of colossal idiot steals a credit card and uses it to buy $24k of stuff on the app store, and then sue Apple when he gets banned? He would then be charged with theft instead of just a banned account. It just makes zero logical sense.
     
    and
    Sure, ban him from future use of their service, but you should then be allowed to download everything that you bought or effectively freeze the account so you can still access your purchases. This being the main point, why are we at a point with technology where the (effectively) "Store" can chose to retro-actively take all your purchases away from you without compensation?
    If someone gets banned from Ikea because maybe they had too many Swedish meatballs and started throwing them at other customers, they dont sent people to your house to take back all the furniture you bought from them. It's not ok physcially, so why is it accepted digitally?
  16. Agree
    pas008 reacted to LAwLz in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    Well I guess it depends on how you view it.
    Since Apple made over 64 billion dollars in gross profits from the App store alone I think it's hard to say they "need" to charge 30%. Whether they deserve that money, at the expensive of the developers, is a quite politically and morally charge topic that I don't think is even worth debating since it won't lead anywhere. Some people will believe one thing and another will believe another, and nobody will change their minds.
     
      
    But isn't that an argument for why Apple could allow third party stores? If Android has it and barely anyone uses it, then I don't see why Apple are so religiously not allowing it on iOS.
     
    I think most companies that are asking for third party stores do understand it. Companies like Steam, Epic, Spotify, Amazon etc.
    I don't think Tile are wanting to rush out and build an entire store platform, but allowing choice and giving them more freedom on who to pick would certainly bring some needed competition to the market. 
    Even if you're okay with Apple taking 30%, there are a lot of other things Apple could improve on. Allowing developers to charge more for users who sign up on iOS for example. If Apple wants to take a cut then I don't see why developers shouldn't be allowed to raise prices so that they still make the same amount as on other platforms.
     
    I think "it was worse before" is a poor argument. I have also not seen any indication of this actually being true.
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    pas008 got a reaction from Arika S in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    imagine if microsoft or google did force update for their operating systems to make only option to get apps is through their store? how fast would they be in shit
    if their arguement is well its apples devices, then why are you even so called buying any of those devices if they are apples? once a consumer buys it, its theirs isnt it not apples? now if you were given them for free because you want to pay for apples service is another story
    and could argue ps and xbox is their platforms etc etc, but they also let you buy physical discs and even keys from other places
     
  18. Agree
    pas008 got a reaction from Blademaster91 in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    imagine if microsoft or google did force update for their operating systems to make only option to get apps is through their store? how fast would they be in shit
    if their arguement is well its apples devices, then why are you even so called buying any of those devices if they are apples? once a consumer buys it, its theirs isnt it not apples? now if you were given them for free because you want to pay for apples service is another story
    and could argue ps and xbox is their platforms etc etc, but they also let you buy physical discs and even keys from other places
     
  19. Agree
    pas008 reacted to wanderingfool2 in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    To the topic, I feel as though Tile does have a valid point.  Apple introducing new products that directly competes with others (while benefiting from the fact that they can keep their margins lower because they don't have to compete with 30% hits).
     
    To everyone saying that it's Apples product, you are missing the point.  It's like saying if Microsoft issued a patch where Windows Store was the only option...or akin to how Microsoft tried to strong-arm in IE (and IE's type of web standard).
     
    I'm not against Apple creating this product, I do think it's a decent idea, but it is important to recognize that Apple is effectively using their power of the mobile market to squeeze out competitor of another product.  Specifically they are introducing technology in their phone to create a "better" product, without giving access to potential competitors in a timely matter.  If Apple wants to release a product then they should be playing by the same rules that they set for everyone else.  (Again, it's like how Microsoft tightly integrated IE into their code which clearly was anti-trust)
     
    Well with most Android phones there is a secondary store, and like it not the option to side-load is a real thing.
     
    Dictating pricing is required to remain the same, while still taking a larger % cut gives Apple an unfair advantage
    Also, look at all the issues Floatplane had with issuing updates (and the fact that they had to strip out so many features to accommodate the fact that you can't advertise your subscription there).
     
     
     
  20. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Master Disaster in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    I'm sorry but what? Anti trust law and monopoly law are VERY clear. Apple are obligated to allow competition on their platform, they're selling products and services to consumers and consumers have the right to choice, protected by law.
     
    Comparing Apple to Steam is dumb since Steam is an application that runs on an open platform. Also its not like Steam mandate that games sold on their store have to be exclusive to their store.
     
    On the Microsoft comparision, guess what? Anybody can sell apps for Windows without needing to go anywhere near MS so you disproved your own argument.
     
    No, but you can apply for permission to set up a stall at a farmers market and be given the ability to sell your products in direct competition with the other vendors. With Apple its their store with their rules and their cut or nothing.
     
    Its more akin to Amazon having 100% control of shopping with all other stores and supermarkets not existing and charging food producers a cut for using Amazon while selling their own alternative for cheaper. Preventing this situation is, quite literally, the reason anti trust & monopoly laws exist.
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    pas008 reacted to Master Disaster in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    Some of y'all really need to understand the difference between a healthy competitive market and a monopoly...
     
    Its Apples eco system and they are allowed to do whatever they want, nobody is saying otherwise. The problem is Apple are not offering third parties the ability to be competitive on the Apple eco system.
     
    All Apple has to do is allow full & proper sideloading (yes I know they do allow some stuff but only if it has a valid Apple dev certificate which they can revoke and stop the app from functioning even after its installed) and allow a competing store.
     
    The example from above is perfect, imagine if MS patched Windows so you could only use the MS Store to install things and then added a 30% cut to all transactions, smaller companies would be instantly priced out, indie software would disappear and users would be stuck with mainstream software and a higher cost than before.
     
    Competition = good. Capitalism = better than the alternatives. Monopoly = bad.
     
    Also FTR its not just Tile who testified, both Spotify and Match also did and the allegations are aimed at both Apple & Google.
  22. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Arika S in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    I love how Apple is the only manufacturer that gets defended by people for being monopolistic (or any other critique really) with the argument "their platform, their rules". And yet Google/Android, Windows, Nintendo, Steam, Play station, Xbox all get absolutely shafted on this forum for doing similar or less. 
  23. Agree
    pas008 reacted to Zando Bob in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    Yeah. The issue Tile is taking is that they pay the rent, yet the owners of the mall opened up a store right next to the doors and are selling the same thing. They obvs don't pay rent to themselves, and they control the building, the signs outside, the map inside, and who can rent where, so it's an unfair advantage. 
     
    It makes sense to me that they'd be pissed. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  24. Agree
    pas008 got a reaction from Blademaster91 in Tile bashes Apple’s new AirTag as unfair competition. It will be asking Congress on Wednesday to take a closer look into Apple   
    apple once again taking someone elses app/feature/etc and implementing their own to lock it into their ecosystem
    30% isnt enough for them its the whole thing they want
     
    is any of apples ideas even theirs? like to hear one actually
     
    find if funny microsoft, google, intel and nvidia are considered evil greedy bastards and cant get away with this type of shit
    but its ok for apple
     
     
  25. Agree
    pas008 reacted to StDragon in The UK Government has decided to intervene in NVIDIA's proposed acquisition of ARM   
    I don't understand. Softbank acquired Arm in 2016; which BTW is a Japanese conglomerate. Why didn't the UK object then? Secondly, how can they now if it belongs to Softbank?
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