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    XenosTech reacted to Sir Asvald in Russian Malware found on Laptops given by Government   
    Imagine the kids doing their work and all of a sudden, through the speakers they hear:
     
     
  2. Informative
    XenosTech got a reaction from RejZoR in Intel Demoes i9-11900K Against Ryzen 9 5900X   
    One dual rank dimm is equivalent to two single rank dimms of the same speed and timings
     
    Yes in some cases single rank dimms will OC  way better but board and cpu imc still plays a key factor there and the quality on the chips on either ram set up
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    XenosTech got a reaction from tim0901 in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    A lot of talk for ray tracing as if it's a fully fleshed out feature set that every game on the market currently has. Like 7 games so far support it? Let's not pretend like nvidia had the most  amazing RT performance with the 20 series which was first gen RT. TODAY at this very moment  we can't really look down  on AMD for their RT performance becasue honestly speaking  it's a first  gen product so expecting 30 series levels of RT  performance  was a pipe dream and let's see  what the next generation of RT cards from AMD brings  to the table, we can be  critical about the  performance  then  since  they  would have had time to  make  architectural changes like they did from  zen2 to zen3. As  for the here and now I'd  give them a pat on the back for finally having cards at the high end  that are competitive albeit 6800's pricing is questionable to the 3070's
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    XenosTech got a reaction from GDRRiley in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    A lot of talk for ray tracing as if it's a fully fleshed out feature set that every game on the market currently has. Like 7 games so far support it? Let's not pretend like nvidia had the most  amazing RT performance with the 20 series which was first gen RT. TODAY at this very moment  we can't really look down  on AMD for their RT performance becasue honestly speaking  it's a first  gen product so expecting 30 series levels of RT  performance  was a pipe dream and let's see  what the next generation of RT cards from AMD brings  to the table, we can be  critical about the  performance  then  since  they  would have had time to  make  architectural changes like they did from  zen2 to zen3. As  for the here and now I'd  give them a pat on the back for finally having cards at the high end  that are competitive albeit 6800's pricing is questionable to the 3070's
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    XenosTech got a reaction from ONOTech in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    A lot of talk for ray tracing as if it's a fully fleshed out feature set that every game on the market currently has. Like 7 games so far support it? Let's not pretend like nvidia had the most  amazing RT performance with the 20 series which was first gen RT. TODAY at this very moment  we can't really look down  on AMD for their RT performance becasue honestly speaking  it's a first  gen product so expecting 30 series levels of RT  performance  was a pipe dream and let's see  what the next generation of RT cards from AMD brings  to the table, we can be  critical about the  performance  then  since  they  would have had time to  make  architectural changes like they did from  zen2 to zen3. As  for the here and now I'd  give them a pat on the back for finally having cards at the high end  that are competitive albeit 6800's pricing is questionable to the 3070's
  6. Agree
    XenosTech got a reaction from xAcid9 in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    A lot of talk for ray tracing as if it's a fully fleshed out feature set that every game on the market currently has. Like 7 games so far support it? Let's not pretend like nvidia had the most  amazing RT performance with the 20 series which was first gen RT. TODAY at this very moment  we can't really look down  on AMD for their RT performance becasue honestly speaking  it's a first  gen product so expecting 30 series levels of RT  performance  was a pipe dream and let's see  what the next generation of RT cards from AMD brings  to the table, we can be  critical about the  performance  then  since  they  would have had time to  make  architectural changes like they did from  zen2 to zen3. As  for the here and now I'd  give them a pat on the back for finally having cards at the high end  that are competitive albeit 6800's pricing is questionable to the 3070's
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    XenosTech got a reaction from Parideboy in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    A lot of talk for ray tracing as if it's a fully fleshed out feature set that every game on the market currently has. Like 7 games so far support it? Let's not pretend like nvidia had the most  amazing RT performance with the 20 series which was first gen RT. TODAY at this very moment  we can't really look down  on AMD for their RT performance becasue honestly speaking  it's a first  gen product so expecting 30 series levels of RT  performance  was a pipe dream and let's see  what the next generation of RT cards from AMD brings  to the table, we can be  critical about the  performance  then  since  they  would have had time to  make  architectural changes like they did from  zen2 to zen3. As  for the here and now I'd  give them a pat on the back for finally having cards at the high end  that are competitive albeit 6800's pricing is questionable to the 3070's
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    XenosTech got a reaction from Blademaster91 in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    A lot of talk for ray tracing as if it's a fully fleshed out feature set that every game on the market currently has. Like 7 games so far support it? Let's not pretend like nvidia had the most  amazing RT performance with the 20 series which was first gen RT. TODAY at this very moment  we can't really look down  on AMD for their RT performance becasue honestly speaking  it's a first  gen product so expecting 30 series levels of RT  performance  was a pipe dream and let's see  what the next generation of RT cards from AMD brings  to the table, we can be  critical about the  performance  then  since  they  would have had time to  make  architectural changes like they did from  zen2 to zen3. As  for the here and now I'd  give them a pat on the back for finally having cards at the high end  that are competitive albeit 6800's pricing is questionable to the 3070's
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    XenosTech got a reaction from leadeater in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    A lot of talk for ray tracing as if it's a fully fleshed out feature set that every game on the market currently has. Like 7 games so far support it? Let's not pretend like nvidia had the most  amazing RT performance with the 20 series which was first gen RT. TODAY at this very moment  we can't really look down  on AMD for their RT performance becasue honestly speaking  it's a first  gen product so expecting 30 series levels of RT  performance  was a pipe dream and let's see  what the next generation of RT cards from AMD brings  to the table, we can be  critical about the  performance  then  since  they  would have had time to  make  architectural changes like they did from  zen2 to zen3. As  for the here and now I'd  give them a pat on the back for finally having cards at the high end  that are competitive albeit 6800's pricing is questionable to the 3070's
  10. Agree
    XenosTech reacted to ONOTech in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    That's fair. I could be wrong here, but I'm assuming AMD will bank on Microsoft's software team to implement some sort of DX12 solution that AMD can use. Microsoft definitely has the resources to do so. I don't think it will be nearly as good as DLSS 2.0 though
  11. Funny
    XenosTech reacted to leadeater in Toe to toe - 6800/6800XT reviews out   
    But it wasn't the case in that one game using Ray Tracing
     

     
     
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    XenosTech reacted to wkdpaul in Amazon court argument : you do not own your Prime Video purchases ; what is bought is an on-demand viewing licence   
    And again, I agree, I'm just saying I understand their point of vue ; I have to deal with end users that have a hard time understanding what's an icon on a desktop, or what a "tab" is ... so yeah, I never said I agree with the plaintifs, only that I understand where they're coming from.
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    XenosTech got a reaction from Trik'Stari in Five Eyes (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, US) again call for breaking encryption, says it threatens public safety   
    Definitely this, it's  the only w ay  it's  going to make sense  to the likes of  us
  14. Agree
    XenosTech got a reaction from Trik'Stari in Five Eyes (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, US) again call for breaking encryption, says it threatens public safety   
    I'd rather the common man not be apart of their fodder but sometimes you have to give a man as much rope as he wants and watch him hang himself.
  15. Agree
    XenosTech reacted to Trik'Stari in Five Eyes (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, US) again call for breaking encryption, says it threatens public safety   
    I'm going to keep saying this.
     
    We should jump onboard with it, and force it through with the stipulation that it applies as much to elected officials as it does to the common citizen.
     
    Then sit back and watch the fireworks ensue as 4Chan leaks all of congress' text messages and emails.
     
    I'd prefer we not have to go this route, but if these daft bastards aren't going to give up then I say we go full on malicious compliance.
  16. Funny
    XenosTech reacted to Tellos in Five Eyes (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, US) again call for breaking encryption, says it threatens public safety   
    at this rate I'm more likely to believe security advice given by Binkov! Before I buy what the governments selling. For those who don't know. 
    This is Commissar Binkov 
     

  17. Funny
    XenosTech reacted to aDoomGuy in Five Eyes (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, US) again call for breaking encryption, says it threatens public safety   
    Ah the totalitarian western regimes... 🤮
     
     
  18. Agree
    XenosTech reacted to Dabombinable in Five Eyes (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, US) again call for breaking encryption, says it threatens public safety   
    Not having encryption threatens public safety far more.
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    XenosTech reacted to Dabombinable in A lot of android users could be switching to iphone because of long term support and privacy   
    Freedom to be Google's bitch with security, or Apples when you need repairs/data recovery...freedom is freedom. And you're a companies bitch either way.
  22. Agree
    XenosTech reacted to GhostRoadieBL in A lot of android users could be switching to iphone because of long term support and privacy   
    I don't see this coming true, it takes very little for Alphabet inc to turn on support for more devices when they can limit it to the Top 5 brands or whatever other decision they make. uprooting your entire mobile life to switch to apple or go from apple to android is something people will "consider" but to actually follow through and slug through the learning curve of a whole new system is extremely unlikely. 
     
    if the survey worded the question as "would you consider switching to an iPhone 12 to have more security and privacy?" of course anyone but the deeply rooted android users would consider it, the framework of the question can be modified to guarantee a minimum desired response percentage.
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    XenosTech reacted to Kisai in A lot of android users could be switching to iphone because of long term support and privacy   
    That's interesting. That's more reason to never use an Android device for any daily-driver device. That's all you need is the 2FA apps leaking from a bad OS. Probably less of an issue if you have an older device that is offline and only used for doing things on the device itself (like reading books.) 
     
    Anyway, I feel that people like to perpetuate a myth about security by pointing to an OS and go "seee, they bad" but conveniently ignore it when it happens to their own device's OS. This is especially bad when comparing desktop OS's. Remember the myth about Mac's don't get viruses, that is still perpetuated to this day.
     
    What is factually true is that developers sometimes make mistakes. Somehow Android vendors either keep making them, or fake "patching" their devices for some reason that I can only assume has to do with flaws in how Android vendors don't run the same copy of Android on all their devices due to different hardware, and less due to carelessness. 
     
    If you've ever seen source code fly by on Linux during a compilations stage you'll typically see lots of "skipped" or "warnings" that get silently ignored, and it's possible that the way the security patches get applied to source code probably hard-fail, and whatever the process is that packages them probably updates the patch notes/version without actually checking that the patch was applied.
     
  24. Agree
    XenosTech reacted to pythonmegapixel in A lot of android users could be switching to iphone because of long term support and privacy   
    @RejZoR I don't think people mean by a locked down ecosystem that you can't use whatever services you want (and if they do then they're blatantly wrong). The main way that's true is that switching devices between platforms is an ordeal, but that's as much Google's fault as Apples. However, there are also various places where Apple tries to push you into using their services but, as you say, they're never forced.
     
    But even that isn't the actual problem. The actual problem is a few places in the OS and hardware design where Apple just says "f*ck you, you do it our way or no way".
     
    For example, backups. I don't want crap about how iCloud is amazing and keeps everything working seemlessly. I know all of that already. But why is it that I can't just plug an iPhone into my PC and pull off the data? And why can't I put in an SD card? And why aren't you using a USB-C connector when single other high-end device does? (Even if it is rumoured on the new ones, they are incredibly late to the party)
     
    Also, why can't I rearrange icons on the home screen to the bottom? Why no searching on the T-9 keypad? I know not everyone uses it, but still - they are tiny, simple creature comforts which some people enjoy, and which detract NOTHING from the overall experience and a trillion dollar company can't add them to their product? Really?
     
    Indeed I don't actually think iPhones themselves are terrible, and if someone has the money and genuinely prefers an iPhone (iPhones are more idiot-proof too so better for those unfamiliar with the technology as well) then I have no issue recommending one. It's the attitude of the company that pisses me off.
     
    In fact, I might even buy an iPhone for my next device, if there is a suitable one, but even the current SE is more than I have ever spent on a phone before. There are some things I love about the iPhone. But equally there are some things every day that an iPhone doesn't do that I can't do. And if Android does what you want then there is no reason to switch to iPhone, given the costs you have to pay, both literally and figuratively.
  25. Funny
    XenosTech got a reaction from leadeater in RGB Gaming Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is here!   
    speaking of, been meaning to change my ups for the last 3 years, which the battery been needing to change for 2 of those  
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