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    rushboarduk got a reaction from e22big in Aorus FV43U budget 43 inch 4k 144hz HDR1000 impression review   
    I was very surprised they had this model Quantum Dot at 144Hz, but their larger 48" model instead uses OLED at 120Hz.
     
    They could've easily offered both with QD, just with size being the difference.
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from AbydosOne in You blew your budget on WHAT?? - Intel $5,000 Extreme Tech Upgrade   
    I have to call James out on this - you WILL need a mask, goggles and gloves when handling Rockwool.  Users should also wash their clothes thoroughly, to prevent its dust from causing skin and eye irritation.
     
    Whilst "not as harmful" as asbestos, it still has tiny fibres and dust that can cause problems if breathed in, so should be kept away from children and animals when being worked with.
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from wamred in UK Government to pass Scalping Ban of next-gen games consoles   
    The UK Government has begun actively proposing a motion to ban scalping and the use of bots, to purchase gaming and console equipment.  The news comes mere days after Discord server Express Notify discovered a loophole in infrastructure on the Argos website, enabling users to grab thousands of Playstation 5 consoles before stock was even disclosed to customers by email.
     
    Amazon UK and John Lewis suffered technical issues for several hours, through 24th to 26th January when stock became avaialble, causing frequent failures to their storefront and mobile apps.  Currys reported similar problems, where 160,000 users attempted to secure their limted supply, which were sold out in just over an hour. Other UK retailer GAME, meanwhile, have been blocking any accounts on Twitter who report suspected scalpers, opposed to investigating complaints.
     
    The ban has gained support after a motion was proposed by the Scottish Parliament mid-Dec 2020, when a recent study indicated a collective $58 Million on console sales came from scalped purchases ($34 Million for PS5, estimated $23 Million for Xbox Series X | S consoles).  Scottish National Party MP Douglas Chapman spoke to BBC Radio 4, after he outlined the motion in the Scottish Parliament:
     
    Prices on eBay for the resold consoles are expected to range from the MSRP of £749 up to £1999 or more...
     
    On a personal note, the ban should be extended across ALL items in the UK, given an estimated £15 Million was spent in scalping protective equipment against COVID-19, depriving adversely effected people who actually needed it.
     
    Sources
    https://gamerant.com/ps5-scalpers-buy-stock-early/
    https://gamerant.com/ps5-xbox-series-x-scalpers-uk-government/
    https://gamerant.com/ps5-xbox-series-x-scalpers-profit-millions/
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p094cjdg
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from Jet_ski in UK Government to pass Scalping Ban of next-gen games consoles   
    The UK Government has begun actively proposing a motion to ban scalping and the use of bots, to purchase gaming and console equipment.  The news comes mere days after Discord server Express Notify discovered a loophole in infrastructure on the Argos website, enabling users to grab thousands of Playstation 5 consoles before stock was even disclosed to customers by email.
     
    Amazon UK and John Lewis suffered technical issues for several hours, through 24th to 26th January when stock became avaialble, causing frequent failures to their storefront and mobile apps.  Currys reported similar problems, where 160,000 users attempted to secure their limted supply, which were sold out in just over an hour. Other UK retailer GAME, meanwhile, have been blocking any accounts on Twitter who report suspected scalpers, opposed to investigating complaints.
     
    The ban has gained support after a motion was proposed by the Scottish Parliament mid-Dec 2020, when a recent study indicated a collective $58 Million on console sales came from scalped purchases ($34 Million for PS5, estimated $23 Million for Xbox Series X | S consoles).  Scottish National Party MP Douglas Chapman spoke to BBC Radio 4, after he outlined the motion in the Scottish Parliament:
     
    Prices on eBay for the resold consoles are expected to range from the MSRP of £749 up to £1999 or more...
     
    On a personal note, the ban should be extended across ALL items in the UK, given an estimated £15 Million was spent in scalping protective equipment against COVID-19, depriving adversely effected people who actually needed it.
     
    Sources
    https://gamerant.com/ps5-scalpers-buy-stock-early/
    https://gamerant.com/ps5-xbox-series-x-scalpers-uk-government/
    https://gamerant.com/ps5-xbox-series-x-scalpers-profit-millions/
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p094cjdg
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from porina in Petoi Bittle: A Palm-sized Robot Dog for STEM and Fun   
    I don't normally do this, though I saw this campaign on Kickstarter today that's over soon, and I thought it may interest people since it's being used in all sorts of intersting ways.  Any LMG staff with tinkering young kids might also find it entertaining:
     
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petoi/bittle
     
    The campaign ends 8th October.
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from spat55 in Apple strikes yet again!!!   
    A big topic in the UK recently has been how those with disabilities (such as those needing to lip-read or mental disorders) are exempt from wearing face masks.  Since many of these conditions are invisible to everyone else, this has led to multiple incidents where they are very publicly abused verbally for this exemption.  During the extended video of this report today from the BBC, another incident caught my eye.
     
    A family covered in the report has a 10-year old child with Sensory Processing Disorder, which means if they have anything hooked over their ears or face, they become exremely distressed.  Per the Covid guidelines, all children under 11 are exempt from wearing face masks.  As you can imagine, however, members of Apple have been challenging this - they banned the child from entering a store because he wasn't wearing a face mask...
     
    Whilst Apple's policy makers have stated they are complying with the UK Government's Covid guidelines, reports by other news outlets state all Apple Stores are still being told to employ a "no mask, no entry" rule.  Why can't Apple ever just do what they're told?!
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from spat55 in Apple strikes yet again!!!   
    I'm not trying to create clickbait.  There are other businesses who've been ignoring the government rules, but it almost seems as though Apple wants to stay in the news, even if that news embarasses them.
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from George Vella in I Hated Everything About This... Until the END!!   
    You might interested in trying out Valve Index Controllers with the Oculus Quest; the process is also compatible with the LIV App. To do this, you will need OpenVR Space Calibrator:
     
    https://github.com/pushrax/OpenVR-SpaceCalibrator

    Make sure to set activateMultipleDrivers to "true" (without quotes) in the SteamVR config file, or the setup will not work.
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from Gegger in 3D Printing 300 Face Shields… PER DAY   
    I would strongly recommend you talk to 3DEVO, who make a filament recycling system.  Even when running a Print Farm, operations can fail and thus do not print objects correctly, leaving behind wasted materials.  3DEVO's ecosystem allows compatible plastics to be shredded and turned into pellets, ready for melting, extrusion and spooling as new reels of filament.  They also have a "dryer" that extracts moisture from the pellets to improve filament integrity...
     
    We've been speaking to them ourselves to help lower the costs of filament when prototyping our products, and pieces that get damaged or broken so they can be reclaimed.  As I'm not sure if this counts as a business matter, I can either PM or email LTT our direct sales contact?
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from EdZeg in 3D Printing 300 Face Shields… PER DAY   
    I would strongly recommend you talk to 3DEVO, who make a filament recycling system.  Even when running a Print Farm, operations can fail and thus do not print objects correctly, leaving behind wasted materials.  3DEVO's ecosystem allows compatible plastics to be shredded and turned into pellets, ready for melting, extrusion and spooling as new reels of filament.  They also have a "dryer" that extracts moisture from the pellets to improve filament integrity...
     
    We've been speaking to them ourselves to help lower the costs of filament when prototyping our products, and pieces that get damaged or broken so they can be reclaimed.  As I'm not sure if this counts as a business matter, I can either PM or email LTT our direct sales contact?
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from dogwitch in 3D Printing 300 Face Shields… PER DAY   
    I would strongly recommend you talk to 3DEVO, who make a filament recycling system.  Even when running a Print Farm, operations can fail and thus do not print objects correctly, leaving behind wasted materials.  3DEVO's ecosystem allows compatible plastics to be shredded and turned into pellets, ready for melting, extrusion and spooling as new reels of filament.  They also have a "dryer" that extracts moisture from the pellets to improve filament integrity...
     
    We've been speaking to them ourselves to help lower the costs of filament when prototyping our products, and pieces that get damaged or broken so they can be reclaimed.  As I'm not sure if this counts as a business matter, I can either PM or email LTT our direct sales contact?
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    rushboarduk reacted to SanityAgathion in 3D Printing 300 Face Shields… PER DAY   
    Great job guys! I never thought I'd see Prusa on LTT ... once this corona thing is over, do a video of Prusa factory tour where you see a farm of 3D printers printing parts for another 3D printers 🙂 
     
    Regarding PETG sticking to smooth PEI sheets: Use window cleaner like Windex instead of IPA to clean sheet, it creates layer that's just enough to act as release agent. Or you can add a bit of talcum powder and polish it away with paper towel until no free powder if left on sheet. Works with other materials that weld to PEI surface too, like TPU.
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from Results45 in ps5 specs   
    I didn't quite believe Boot Sequence earlier tonight when he said "raytracing for audio", so I decided to search it on the Audiokinetic website. But it's true...
     
    Turns out because certain acoustic waveforms (such as Spatial/Binaural Audio) when visualised are like 3d landscapes, they can be processed with raytracing algorithms the same way as graphical computations.
     
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    rushboarduk reacted to straight_stewie in Revolution Pi   
    If you're looking for a nice RPi 3 compute board solution for general use I guess they are ok, but I do have a few gripes:
     
    They claim that they've built an industry ready real time version of Raspbian. I highly doubt that since, after the home page, they make almost no mention of it. An industry ready real time OS takes 1000's of man hours of math, logic proofs, and testing. Good RTOS scheduling, interrupt handling, and OS interfaces make the OSes we are used to look like childs play. I can find only three references to an RT Raspbian kernal on Google. One is just being spun up on github, one is described by it's creator as
    "a curiosity of mine", and the other claims on it's website that it should not be used in safety critical applications. Most likely RevolutionPi did not create an industry suitable RTOS.

    For reference, this is what the landing page for a real, industry ready and proven real time OS looks like: Segger embOS. Notice that the very first thing you see is a list of standards that are met and certifications that it holds. More importantly, if you click on the "supported cores" link on the top of the page, you are greeted with a list of devices that the OS has actually been verified to be functionally correct on. And that is the thing about Real Time OSs: You are making a promise that certain things will happen exactly at certain times with a very specific latency, with such a high degree of accuracy and correctness that manufacturers can put human lives on the line where they are depending on the correct functioning of their software and the operating system that it runs on.
     
    Beyond that, I couldn't find any actually useful datasheets on their website. Things like "it has x output pins" isn't useful information to an industrial engineer considering a device for factory automation. More than likely their actual target is normal RPi consumers, and they are using false claims of "industry readiness" to try to gain a leg up in the market.

    I would tend to think that these devices are probably ok, if you don't intend to use them in any way that you wouldn't also consider a canonical RPi implementation for. If you need a general use board with both real time and application processing capabilities, I might suggest the BeagleBone Black. It has an ARM processor suitable for running a Linux or Android OS and handling a user or network interface, but it also has two microcontroller cores that are suitable for machine control. They additionally have an older PowerVR graphics chip, in case you need that functionality.
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    rushboarduk reacted to poochyena in We Ran INTEL Optane on an AMD CPU!!   
    Honestly, just buying a regular SSD and HDD makes more sense and is so much easier. Doesn't even cost that much more.
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    rushboarduk got a reaction from Daphnis26 in Are Titan xp / Titan V worth it for 3D design?   
    @Daphnis26 I myself are in a similar situation to you, so I might be in a better place to answer your question if you haven't decided yet.  In addition to the applications you mentioned, I also use MATLAB and Ansys, which is where the computational aspects of this graphics card comes into play.  At the moment, Titan V's benchmarks are all over the place based on what it is used for besides Deep Learning.
     
    For example, it has great performance with V-Ray over an Xp, some Quadros or a 1080 Ti, but whilst Solidworks can be used with the Titan V, its "visualise" function will not be compatible until SP3/SP4 at the earliest.  ZBrush is mostly a scultiping application, so it's not fussy what GPU you have; even a 1080 Ti will work just fine.
     
    This brings us to Maya, Houdini and Unreal.  I suppose you could argue the rendering/VFX capabilities of the Titan V fair better in these circumstances than a 1080 Ti or Xp, though it may also be comparable to a Quadro P5000 (which has 16GB VRAM and is the sweet spot in price between both Titans)...
     
    It really depends whether you want to spend $3000 on a GPU.  Titan V is great if you plan on doing programming or mathematical work as well, but rendering CGI, and then testing ingame is hard to justify over using simply an Xp or a Quadro.
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