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KaitouX

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    KaitouX got a reaction from Mister Woof in Are Intel CPU's still good?   
    How high is the clock while the CPU is at 100%? And how are the temps?
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    KaitouX got a reaction from jaslion in All Xbox Hame pass PC games have low in game sound.   
    If you think the sound in the Forza intro is fine, I'm sure the rest is really quiet, that intro is like 5x louder than everything else.
     
    Make sure the volume of the games is correct in the Volume mixer, and if possible try testing other outputs to see if the problem applies to all outputs.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from thechinchinsong in New implementation of graphene based technology could multiply the storage density tenfold on HDD's   
    Depends on the use case, if you aren't using them as emergency backup or to replace a raid HDD and only using them to store games and other similar things there are no issues filling it, I was able to fill my 2 8TB HDDs without any issues as i had no requirement for it to be done in less than a day/week.
    And quite often if the content used to fill the HDD is coming via internet, the internet speed or server speed is going to be the bottleneck, not the HDD speed.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from LAwLz in New implementation of graphene based technology could multiply the storage density tenfold on HDD's   
    Depends on the use case, if you aren't using them as emergency backup or to replace a raid HDD and only using them to store games and other similar things there are no issues filling it, I was able to fill my 2 8TB HDDs without any issues as i had no requirement for it to be done in less than a day/week.
    And quite often if the content used to fill the HDD is coming via internet, the internet speed or server speed is going to be the bottleneck, not the HDD speed.
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    KaitouX reacted to xAcid9 in Win10 or Win7 for 11 years old i5 laptop?   
    if it for internet usage only, I suggest go Linux.
    Don't go Windows 10 if you're on HDD.

    A used 120GB SSD only cost like $20-30, even less for 80GB.
    It will give you much faster and responsive system, definitely worth the extra money.
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    KaitouX reacted to Curufinwe_wins in RTX 3080Ti Reviews   
    Ehhhhhhhhhh that is way too strong a statement. AA is not made equal, and game engines are not either. Plus without knowing how close they are to the display with FOV/PPI, saying anything is automatically wasteful is excessive.
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    KaitouX reacted to SolarNova in RTX 3080Ti Reviews   
    Much like the 2080ti, 6900XT, and 3090 .. the 3080ti is an overpriced money grab targeting those without money sense or market forethought.
     
    For those interested, here something i posted back in September last year about the price history of Nvidias top end cards. Add the 3080ti and see just how disgusting the latest generations have been price wise.
     
     

     
     
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    KaitouX got a reaction from NZgamer in The creators of Humble Bundle are suing Valve for monopolistic behavior in a class action lawsuit   
    You don't need to compare to Steam, Epic is lacking basic features that Origin, Uplay and GOG had within 1 year after release, if not from launch. The fact Epic can't match those even when using that much money and in over 2 years from release is laughable.
    Also Epic is not trying to compete, they're trying to establish a monopoly. Epic is literally acting more like a monopoly than Steam ever did.
    WTF, a DRM that isn't complete shit like what was getting popular isn't innovative, but exclusivity deals are?
    People didn't like it, but the alternative was going the way of ridiculous DRMs that limited number of installations, always on, DRMs that installed in the system like drivers and a bunch of others, so not sure where you got "more intrusive form of DRM" it was in no way more intrusive than the alternatives that were getting popular at that time. As much as I don't like DRMs, publishers seem to consider it a requirement(see the amount of AAA titles on GOG as example), but at least I can crack the Steam DRM in a minute, so it's the same as if it doesn't exist, while things like Denuvo and similar have the possibility to lock me out of the game without having any way to reasonably crack it. So that is about as much DRM as I'm willing to deal with.
    Epic client is out for over 2 years at this point, and it still lacks features that Origin had at release in 2011. At this point I feel like they should just had bought the client from someone that actually can make a decent one, money doesn't make the project faster, but it does give alternatives.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from Quackers101 in The creators of Humble Bundle are suing Valve for monopolistic behavior in a class action lawsuit   
    You don't need to compare to Steam, Epic is lacking basic features that Origin, Uplay and GOG had within 1 year after release, if not from launch. The fact Epic can't match those even when using that much money and in over 2 years from release is laughable.
    Also Epic is not trying to compete, they're trying to establish a monopoly. Epic is literally acting more like a monopoly than Steam ever did.
    WTF, a DRM that isn't complete shit like what was getting popular isn't innovative, but exclusivity deals are?
    People didn't like it, but the alternative was going the way of ridiculous DRMs that limited number of installations, always on, DRMs that installed in the system like drivers and a bunch of others, so not sure where you got "more intrusive form of DRM" it was in no way more intrusive than the alternatives that were getting popular at that time. As much as I don't like DRMs, publishers seem to consider it a requirement(see the amount of AAA titles on GOG as example), but at least I can crack the Steam DRM in a minute, so it's the same as if it doesn't exist, while things like Denuvo and similar have the possibility to lock me out of the game without having any way to reasonably crack it. So that is about as much DRM as I'm willing to deal with.
    Epic client is out for over 2 years at this point, and it still lacks features that Origin had at release in 2011. At this point I feel like they should just had bought the client from someone that actually can make a decent one, money doesn't make the project faster, but it does give alternatives.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from Bensemus in The creators of Humble Bundle are suing Valve for monopolistic behavior in a class action lawsuit   
    You aren't buying through Steam, you're buying it through GMG, HumbleBundle or any other site, and then using it on Steam, in other words, the sale isn't going through them but the use of the product goes through Steam. In this case they become the provider and not the seller.
    The MS analogy doesn't work here, as Steam doesn't profit directly from sold keys, they profit from having more users on the platform. The keys on Steam require no fee to be generated, and they obviously can't track where and for how much the key was sold, so they can't take the usual 30% cut there, and by the fact no one complains about Steam having some flat fee for each activated key and that it isn't mentioned in the site, they also don't seem to do that.
     
    I'm just differentiating the action of buying/selling the product from the process of producing and using said product.
    The product goes through Steam, the action of buying it doesn't.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from Bensemus in The creators of Humble Bundle are suing Valve for monopolistic behavior in a class action lawsuit   
    That's 100% the publishers fault, Steam have nothing to do with where publishers/devs sell their games. But even in that case the keys system at least makes the market not limited to buying through Steam, but limited to downloading/playing through it, not ideal but at that point Valve can't really do anything more, unless you want Valve to force publishers to put their games elsewhere.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from rcoelho14 in The creators of Humble Bundle are suing Valve for monopolistic behavior in a class action lawsuit   
    Last time I saw prices didn't drop when PC games went from physical to digital, and that was a bigger difference than this would be, plus games on EGS aren't cheaper, including exclusives that wouldn't be limited by any deal with Valve.
     
    Apparently GOG barely breaks even on a 30% cut, so GOG would probably be the first one to go down if there ever was a price decrease based on the cut the store takes. Also it's amazing how the best alternative to Steam is the client of the store that most publishers don't want to sell at because they can't add DRMs when selling games on it.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from poochyena in The creators of Humble Bundle are suing Valve for monopolistic behavior in a class action lawsuit   
    That's 100% the publishers fault, Steam have nothing to do with where publishers/devs sell their games. But even in that case the keys system at least makes the market not limited to buying through Steam, but limited to downloading/playing through it, not ideal but at that point Valve can't really do anything more, unless you want Valve to force publishers to put their games elsewhere.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from ravenshrike in The creators of Humble Bundle are suing Valve for monopolistic behavior in a class action lawsuit   
    Last time I saw prices didn't drop when PC games went from physical to digital, and that was a bigger difference than this would be, plus games on EGS aren't cheaper, including exclusives that wouldn't be limited by any deal with Valve.
     
    Apparently GOG barely breaks even on a 30% cut, so GOG would probably be the first one to go down if there ever was a price decrease based on the cut the store takes. Also it's amazing how the best alternative to Steam is the client of the store that most publishers don't want to sell at because they can't add DRMs when selling games on it.
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    KaitouX reacted to Quackers101 in The creators of Humble Bundle are suing Valve for monopolistic behavior in a class action lawsuit   
    yes, they removed buying in bulk as this was an option for friends before with sales included.
    Also a few issues around keys, and were you have shady sites using them in "loot boxes" so people can gamble, just like with skins etc.
    To the issues of stolen keys, were you might buy it from a shady site and then you try to refund it from the developers wallet than from the shady places or something like that, don't quite remember.
     
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    KaitouX reacted to IkeaGnome in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    It's a class action lawsuit.
    https://www.scribd.com/document/503818550/Price-v-Apple#from_embed
    It also looks like it's not necessarily about HOW or WHY he got banned, just that people can arbitrarily get banned(Apple isn't the only company that does this). 
    It looks like another catch point for the case is that the plaintiff had $7 and change in unspent funds that he can't get back.
    It looks to me like they are trying to actually get TOS treated like a normal contract. 
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    KaitouX reacted to elfensky in Man sues Apple for terminating Apple ID with $24K worth of content   
    This is a clear example of why a lot of people still prefer physical media, buy consoles with disc-drives or CDs instead of paying for streaming. Stuff like this.
    Sure what Apple did was (currently) within their rights... But it sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
     
    Music I liked disappeared from Spotify. I know Apple themselves removed movies people bought from their account in the past. There's a reason I stopped paying subscriptions and moved to hosting my own Plex server.
     
    I think there needs to a refactoring of ownership laws concerning digital content. Currently basically all of it is a "license to use", not an actual ownership. And while some licenses might be non-revocable, access to the content certainly is, and keeps being dependent on the service that provides them. And current Copyright laws and DRM can certainly get part of the blame.

    I think Apple is actually currently being sued about their wording about "purchasing" movies on iTunes, when it was actually an "extended renter's agreement".
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    KaitouX got a reaction from minibois in Opinions on Drawing Tablets?   
    I don't think I would have that many issues with pen tablets, as I did use one for some time in the past, a Aiptek 14000u that I got for cheap almost 10 years ago, I did make lots mistakes due to the "disconnection" between the movement and drawing when using it, but that might be mitigated a bit by lower latency and better tracking.
     
    The reviews issue is pretty much all over the tech industry, so I'm kinda used to it, I usually check reviews and keep the negative points of each to consider chronic/common issues, like for example in this case: Driver issues, QC issues, pen nibs not working properly/damaging the protector, slightly worse tracking than Wacom ones, less sensible pressure, worse tilt and other smaller issues. As long it works well for the most part, I'm willing to workaround smaller issues.
     
    I saw someone recommending to check Twitch to find people using the tablets I'm looking at and asking if they have/had issues with them, which I might do later, as it would be helpful to get input from people that use it often.
     
    Will check that, thanks for the links and your input.
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    KaitouX reacted to minibois in Opinions on Drawing Tablets?   
    While I don't have experience with these specific devices, nor those brands in particular, I do have experience with Wacom's tablet and display devices.
    I've been working with a pen tablet for years now and it has worked well for me, but it does take some getting used to. If you're using to drawing/writing with pen on paper, this pen tablet now forces you to draw on your desk, but look at your monitor.
    Again, I personally got used to that after a month or two, but I have spoken with other who did adapt at all.
     
    I only have experience with Wacom though and not the alternative brands, like Huion, XP-Pen, Artisul, etc.
    In the past, there have been some controversies with these brands pressuring reviewers into making reviews more positive than they were originally, so be mindful with the reviews your read.
     
    My go to with reviews, is Brad Colbrow.
    Tablets: https://www.brad.site/reviews/pen-tablets.html
    Pen Displays: https://www.brad.site/reviews/wacom-cintiq-alternatives.html
    He seems to review this devices from a honest standpoint. I have not watched his reviews in a bit, but as far as I remember, he often goes out of his way to say he did not receive a product from the manufacturer, to ensure the audience knows he's talking from an objective point of view.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe. in How did you get a graphics card?   
    Got one after trying for 30 min and failing at launch, and another 5 minutes few hours later, probably after the shop removed bot made orders. I simply had the stock notification site open refreshing automatically every minute or so.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from dogwitch in I thought phone innovation was dead.   
    This phone would be perfect for me hardware-wise if it had a microSD slot(less important if there are high capacity options, but still nice to have) and more importantly if it was shorter, what's the reason to have a bigger screen if can't reach it most of the time after all(top of the screen at portrait, middle at landscape). Unfortunately for me there is no real upgrade from my current phone(Sony Xperia XZ1) that fits my requirements(headphone jack, frontal speakers, 256GB+, and 15cm or shorter.).
     
    Also what does these companies have against rectangles? Basically everything in the Internet works better with a rectangular display, but a lot of phones keep coming with these rounded corner displays that doesn't seem to have any proper benefit, in some cases with some ridiculously big rounded corners that look really bad.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from DJ sean e.c in Next Time You Buy A CPU Will It Be AMD Or Intel   
    I will just buy what is the best for my use case regardless of brand, if both have similar offerings for the same price I would favor AMD.
    Realistically, my next CPU is probably going to be AMD, because i would like a nice efficient 16 core CPU hopefully for $350 or so in the next few years and at this point Intel seems pretty far away from being able to realize that, while on AMD side they already got the CPU, just need to drop the price.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from FaxedForward in Ryzen 5 3600x+3080 bottleneck?   
    Nice "at least 30% slower at games". Even at 720p the difference isn't "at least 30%".
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    KaitouX got a reaction from BTGbullseye in PCIE 4.0 system usage of PCIe 3 card   
    No, the lane number doesn't change, the speed of each does.
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    KaitouX got a reaction from WereCat in PCIE 4.0 system usage of PCIe 3 card   
    No, the lane number doesn't change, the speed of each does.
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