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thorhammerz

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    thorhammerz reacted to Eigenvektor in [Updated #1][Rumour] Intel and NVIDIA had an internal agreement that blocked the development of laptops with AMD Renoir and GeForce RTX 2070 and above   
    https://www.techpowerup.com/review/pci-express-4-0-performance-scaling-radeon-rx-5700-xt/24.html
    https://www.techpowerup.com/review/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-pci-express-scaling/
     
    This should probably answer the questions
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in Elon Musk is officially the wealthiest person on Earth with a fortune of $185bn   
    And Diablo 2 didn't completely ruin him.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in Elon Musk is officially the wealthiest person on Earth with a fortune of $185bn   
    I do find it kind of funny this happened before Starlink is fully operational. The actually "wealthiest" group of people is those that control the Infrastructure. Anything that people always need will always produce the most effective wealth, regardless of the paper numbers that simply aren't convertible. Starlink, a brand new Infrastructure, was always going to be worth Trillions.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in Google employees formally launch new union after pushback from Alphabet   
    Yeah, the core of the issue is the Laws. In theory, the workers of a company having a way to easily enforce their agreements with the employer makes perfect sense. It's actually far easier for everyone involved if there's a baseline set of rules and everyone generally follows them. In practice, what matters is local cultures, tolerance for corruption, vested interests and the way the legal structure sets the interests.
     
    In the States, Unionization started as something like a proto-Communist violent racket attempt. That lead to a lot of violence because it wasn't really about helping the other workers, it was simply a power play. I believe it was the Teamsters that got big because they figured out that selling (and delivering) better pay gets you a lot of support. That's when Unionization took off in the States. It's also what would be its undoing. First because the big pile of money from pension funds attracted the Mafia, leading to a massive takeover by organized crime, and then, because everyone had an interest in offering benefits that no one would have to be responsible for, creating a massive pile of IOUs with no one around to pay it.
     
    In the functional state that most unions end up in, they really only protect the least productive employees, which results in the company seeming like the worst Group Project ever for the best employees. As a result, they leave because they have better options. Do this cycle of Good Leave/Bad Stay for a couple of years and suddenly a company is mostly staffed with the worst employees they've hired in the last 10 years. This, in turn, drives off potential new hires because they realize quickly they aren't wanted. This is actually the core reason Silicon Valley companies will move HQs if they think they'll get unionized. For any leading edge technology company, it's a death sentence.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in Google employees formally launch new union after pushback from Alphabet   
    For Silicon Valley, neither the company nor the workers are fixed to the location. Makes a Union both hard to start and basically nonviable for the workers involved. Whenever everyone is a Mercenary, there isn't much desire to collectivize.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in Google employees formally launch new union after pushback from Alphabet   
    Unions are political constructs and are thus wholly bound by the way the laws & structures under which they operate interact with reality. This is why "American Unions" are basically dead, except for the Public Sector. It's a deep and complex topic that requires a lot of historical analysis, but it basically boils down to a company is stuck in a cycle of "buying peace" at the cost of the ability to reinvest in itself. So rather than being "worker protection", it really looks more like paying off a racket. Then, depending on the industry the company is in, you can end up with a dozen different unions, at which point a company eventually runs out of money to buy them off. Unions are regularly pretty good at actually driving companies into non-existence.
     
    Basically, because they were never willing (or desired) to change the laws to look more like countries where Unionize is sustainable, American Unions usually ends up looking a lot like a deal with a suicide bomber, for companies. While, at the same time, basically being a vehicle for the Karens inside of a company to acquire power while having little clue how to handle it and generally ruining everyone's day that has to deal with them. Much like the reasons for the "no politics" rules around these parts, American Unions basically make a work environment political the entire time, which has the effect of running off the employees with the best outside opportunities. This is why Silicon Valley, for as Progressive as it is, treats Unionization like an actual Plague. Because, for them, it would be.
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    thorhammerz reacted to StDragon in Los Angeles Vaccine Recipients Can Put the Proof in Apple Wallet   
    I honestly believe that our passports are going to expand to cover a lot more medical and profile data that spans both the physical and cyberspace. It's creepy! It's an Orwellian singularity.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in Los Angeles Vaccine Recipients Can Put the Proof in Apple Wallet   
    I'm sure they have access to the best information you won't get access to. That's the annoying part about Elites. Though it does need to be mentioned that in representative systems, politicians are functionally "disposable". JFK found that out the hard way.
     
    Though if they really wanted to make it not look so much like a weird Orwellian Propaganda campaign, they really should have just publicly vaccinated the CEOs of the major Pharmaceutical companies. People are extremely responsive to "put your money where your mouth is". Would have really worked if they vaccinated several of their family members. (Though admitting they backdoor created the Anti-Vaxx movement via their massive advertising campaigns with major Media would probably help matters. Media companies getting >100million USD or more a year from Pharma companies sure loved to do the "look at these crazy people!, but please ignore we're basically making them headline news constantly for years". After 20 years, they've done great service to the idiom "where there's smoke, there's fire".)
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in Los Angeles Vaccine Recipients Can Put the Proof in Apple Wallet   
    People that do things in front of cameras to fit political objectives are great showmen. The assumption they weren't being given saline shots for the cameras is quite interesting. For anyone with a public profile, they'd have likely given them the actual shot earlier and made sure there was no serious reactions, then done a saline shot for the photos. News Cameras are for theater; actual practice is done away from them.
     
    Vaccines always produce negative responses (that's actually how they work), so for anyone in the Optics business you'd simply split the Optics and the Medicine.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Master Disaster in A report that Apple has apparently secured 80% of TSMCs 5nm production throughout 2021 emerges   
    Didn't we hear last week that Nvidia are sticking with Samsung? I guess Jen-Shun is laughing his ass off right now knowing he took most of Samsungs capacity while it was still cheap.
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    thorhammerz reacted to GoodBytes in [Update: Bug existed in Insider Builds since August] Chkdsk is supposedly corrupting SSDs on Windows 10   
    Actually, the official way is to use the registry. Microsoft recommends it for everything including  program settings. Why? The registry is a database at the end of the day. It is the best way to store and access data, and supports multiple simultaneous users. It doesn't slow down performance as file gets larger, if there is a corruption, it doesn't corrupts the rest of the file, and you have all the added benefit of a database model.
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    thorhammerz reacted to gabrielcarvfer in The full amps - RTX A6000 now Available   
    Radeon Instinct MI100.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in UPDATE: NVIDIA backtracks - Hardware Unboxed blacklisted from receiving GeForce FE review samples over “focus on rasterization over ray-tracing”   
    The GPU industry went through this exact same cycle with advanced AA options. SMAA used to be completely unusable. Now we're seeing 8x implementations. It took almost a decade for that to happen. Because it didn't matter for anything but Marketing for most of that decade. RT is the exact same thing. The actual consumer base only cares about Raster until the exact point where it'll care about Raytracing in 5+ years.
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    thorhammerz reacted to PeachGr in UPDATE: NVIDIA backtracks - Hardware Unboxed blacklisted from receiving GeForce FE review samples over “focus on rasterization over ray-tracing”   
    BTW they do this after a vote from people, they asked 
    What do you consider more when you buy a GPU? 
    1. Ray tracing
    2. Rasterisation performance
    And they results were heavily on 2

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    thorhammerz reacted to LAwLz in RTX 3050, 3060, 3070 Ti, 3080 Ti listed on EEC, could release soon   
    To the people who think these products will worsen the supply situation with higher end cards I'd like to remind you that Nvidia isn't run by idiots. They know what they are doing. They won't reduce the supply of high margin cards like the 3080 to sell low margin cards like some 3050.
    Chances are they will be able to make these new cards without it affecting the supply of the other cards that have higher margins and are selling like butter. It makes absolutely no sense to assume these lower end cards will negatively effect the supply of higher end cards. 
    If for example the issue is GDDR6 supply then these lower end models might use other GDDR5X. That way Nvidia's card output isn't as bottlenecked by memory supply and as a result we might see a big uptick in supply. 
     
    But that's speculation bases on a rumor. Who know what will happen. 
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    thorhammerz reacted to Taf the Ghost in YouTube, Twitter & Facebook to join forces in an effort to curb fake Covid19 news   
    I was going to do the classic bit of pointing out that eventually the Sword will come for you as well, but your handle is literally Commodus. A Roman Emperor that got assassinated by his own inner circle because he wrote down a list of people he was going to execute and they found out. I got a pretty dang good chuckle over that one. The point still stands that all power granted to an group will eventually be turned against the one granting it, but as the Media reinforces constantly, consequences are always for someone else to deal with.
     
    One thing Twitter has done is shown, quite effectively, that it matters little the actual realities of the understood information, all experts will be subject to their own personal politics & emotional objectives. Information is always a tool to other objectives, thus "Trust" is at an absolute low in the Media and people talking in front of a camera. Why would someone believe Today what was considered "wrong" Yesterday? If Yesterday's information was "wrong", why should someone trust Tomorrow's information? There's a reason the fable of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is so important. 
     
    As one of my statistics professors, in the way any good stats prof does, round-about explained, it's unlikely you'll ever encounter any "Statistically Relevant" information in the Media. The numbers might be internally relevant ("Statistically Significant"), but exterior relevancy is rare because basically no one working in something you'll see in the Media will put in the work. This is why modern Statistics is pretty obsessed with Game Theory and tournament structures, no one wants their neck in a noose by pointing out none of the numbers matter because the data set is poisoned.
     
    For Covid-19 specifically, it would behoove everyone complaining about potentially false information to go back and review what the narratives were from January through April. Remember when the lockdowns were "temporary"? 
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    thorhammerz reacted to Arika S in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    as if that has anything to do with my opinion. Also making a lot of assumptions about me.
     
    i drew my avatar myself i dont mine i hate mining But looking at it from a non-emotional standpoint, "gamers" aren't entitled to new GPUs. Customers are entitled to new GPUs, and Customers can encompass Gamers, Miners, Render Farms, Creators, AI researchers etc etc.
     
    So don't give me that "lol anime profile are basement dwellers" bullshit.
     
     
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    thorhammerz reacted to n0stalghia in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    No, sale is sale. They don't care about you. Money is money, as long as it came in legally - and these sales are perfectly legal.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Moonzy in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    People: "mining is bad, they waste electricity when we're trying to be green, miners are selfish"
    Also people: -uses electricity to game to entertain themselves-
     
    Me: -visible confusion-
     
    Mining does create an industry that feeds families, just saying
    Mining can also be a hobby, as much as gaming is
    Maybe you should game less if you're thinking using electricity needlessly is a waste of resources
     
    Also, the price of the product isn't what a company says, it's what the buyers are willing to pay
    And right now, miners are willing to pay more for it than gamer, so it's worth that much more
     
    Just because you don't mine doesn't make you a saint
    Just because you mine doesn't make u evil
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    thorhammerz reacted to Lurick in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    You mean like PLAYING VIDEO GAMES? Or are you going to tell me hundreds of millions of gamers consume less electricity playing with pixels on a screen when they max out their overclocked and overvolted GPUs and CPUs? Or all the infrastructure, data centers, etc. that go into hosting those games, relaying information back and forth generates electricity as well? Or what about all the PC power devoted to other tasks that don't produce useful output for humanity?
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    thorhammerz got a reaction from Wheresmehammer in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    Good and easy times breed weak and complacent people 😉.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Wheresmehammer in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    Oh you mean a business is doing it's job? selling products..
     
    Yes i get that whiny self deluded and entitled people think they are the centre of the Earth but they are not.
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    thorhammerz reacted to pythonmegapixel in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    I believe my opinion in that post was, and is, justified.
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    thorhammerz reacted to pythonmegapixel in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    This post may sound harsh, but I'm really at the end of my tether with some of this crap...
     
    This thread is just dripping with entitlement. Frankly some of you sound like little babies when you have your favourite toy taken away. "BUT I WANT IT NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!"
     
    So let's just set a few things set straight:
    It is no individual on this forum's place to decide what these cards are used for. That is the decision of whoever buys any particular card.
      More widely, it is nVidia's decision who they sell to. And they make that decision not based on what some people on some random tech forum think. They make that decision based upon what makes them the most money, both in the short and long term. They are a business. They have literally no obligation to you.
      Most of us in the world can't even afford a 30-series card. For some of us they're more than we'd spend on an entire computer. You are privileged by even being able to afford this stuff. So stop whinging.
      There is absolutely no reason why you need a new graphics card NOW and you CAN'T WAIT. Just use your current GPU for a few more months. If it's dead, buy a cheap old one to chuck in your system for a while. You aren't going to die.
      The argument that "mining is dead, nobody mines anymore" is literally more dead than mining itself. People have been saying that for years, and it's not come true...  
    Rant over.
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    thorhammerz reacted to Wheresmehammer in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    Well there would, really that's entitlement too.
     
    Look to Blademaster91's points.
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