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realpetertdm

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    realpetertdm reacted to Zodiark1593 in This should be illegal… - Manufacturers are swapping SSD components   
    The listed spec for SSDs really needs to be changed to state minimums, rather than the BS that is "Up To".
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    realpetertdm got a reaction from wkdpaul in Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says   
    The article title is misleading - Android sends more data in terms of raw file size. 
     
    Also, Apple sends MAC addresses.
     
    It's somewhat disappointing how Ars Technica has decided to use a misleading title for this article. 

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    realpetertdm got a reaction from Galactic Dork in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    "Miners are destroying the environment so we should destroy it too"
     
    Great thinking there bud
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    realpetertdm got a reaction from Galactic Dork in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    "crypto mining bad because it use lot of electricity so bad for environment!!1!"
    proceedes to play video games on shiny graphics card that uses hundreds of watts per hour
     
    If gamers really cared about the environment they should stop playing video games and pick up a football lmao
    much more environmentally friendly and better for your health too 
     
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    realpetertdm got a reaction from kblocks in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    "Miners are destroying the environment so we should destroy it too"
     
    Great thinking there bud
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    realpetertdm reacted to FakeKGB in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    That's not a bad assumption.
    Whether it be on PC, console, or a phone, probably 1 in 7 or 1 in 8 people games.
    Yes, that's pretty accurate. Some people maybe 1 hour a day, others maybe 6 hours a day. Do the math (with more data points), and it comes out to around 4.4 hours a day.
    Got any sources there bud?
    Otherwise this is the perfect example of a bad argument.
    GTX 680? Fancy fancy. Try running a GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB and tell me what you think.
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    realpetertdm reacted to IkeaGnome in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    I must have misunderstood Linus here. I thought he said on your existing hardware and not "Go out and buy every GPU you can"...
     
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    realpetertdm reacted to IkeaGnome in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    Got any sources to prove any of this? Or is this another one of those "I refuse to accept your sources but can't seem to find any of my own"
     
  10. Informative
    realpetertdm reacted to Moonzy in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    https://sites.google.com/site/greeningthebeast/energy/taming-the-energy-use-of-gaming-computers
     
    Sounds familiar?
     
    As for mining energy usage
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/markets.businessinsider.com/amp/news/bitcoin-mining-energy-cost-environmental-sustainable-consumption-network-profitability-crypto-2021-3-1030194474
    127 TWh of mining
    Compared to 75TWh of gaming... In 2012 (it has grown since, estimated in the article is double by 2020, assuming no pandemic)
     
    Not too far off amirite?
     
    Steam 2012: 5 million concurrent users
    Steam 2021: 25 million concurrent users
     
    Maybe it's a little bit more than doubled...
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    realpetertdm reacted to Moonzy in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    actually... football requires manufacturing of the ball and the land used for a football field isnt small either so... there's still quite a significant environmental impact
     
    the best way to reduce energy use is to murder every living being on earth, because metabolism is a thing and it uses a lot of energy
     
    now you may argue that human life is worth way more, but your life means nothing to me unless i get to know you, i couldnt care less if you died today or tomorrow, to be absolutely frank.
    so you being alive is a waste of energy in my eyes 👀 
    that doesn't mean i want you dead though
     
    and by 'you' i mean the general population, not the person i quoted ❤️ though you may or may not fall into that category as well, and yes im chaotic neutral
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    realpetertdm got a reaction from dogwitch in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    "crypto mining bad because it use lot of electricity so bad for environment!!1!"
    proceedes to play video games on shiny graphics card that uses hundreds of watts per hour
     
    If gamers really cared about the environment they should stop playing video games and pick up a football lmao
    much more environmentally friendly and better for your health too 
     
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    realpetertdm got a reaction from gloop in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    "Miners are destroying the environment so we should destroy it too"
     
    Great thinking there bud
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    realpetertdm got a reaction from sydh in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    Ok, you're childlish and bitter and please go out and touch some grass
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    realpetertdm reacted to asquirrel in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    Apparently I could make $3.50 a day with my GTX 1080. Nice. I won't bother though, since I'd only get to mine about 8 hours a day, and the $1-2/day isn't that worth it to me. For what it's worth @LinusTech I don't have a problem with this sponsorship. You've made your point about crypto mining with nicehash very clear over the past few months:
    If you already own the card You are using electrical resistance heating anyway It's cold where you live go for it and that is 100% sane and reasonable as a position. The people trying to say 'hurr durr teh environmentalezes!' are the same people who think Nestle bottled water is fine, and that their iPhone wasn't make with help from literal Chinese slave labor. The people trying to rip you up for this piece only care about being mad. I think you're smart enough to realize it, but I wanted to pass along my thoughts as well.
     
    One thing you maybe shoulda mentioned for your US audience though is that the IRS considers mined coins 'found money' and you DO have to declare it on your taxes. :p
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    realpetertdm reacted to Lurick in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    So gamers are the ones who deserve cards because they are special?
    Look, I don't like mining but I don't really care about this, it's cool and where are people going to even buy cards these days to amp up their mining experience? There are MANY factors at play for the current shortage, miners maybe being one of them but not the only one, not by a long shot. So you can be a pissed kid all you want because LTT is showing people how they could make a bit of money if they wanted, had they said anything about buying cards for this purpose you would have a point but they didn't.
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    realpetertdm got a reaction from asquirrel in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    Ok, you're childlish and bitter and please go out and touch some grass
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    realpetertdm reacted to eldiabolo in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    So, this is a bit sad... 
     
    As others have pointed out, this whole behaviour is super hypocritical. Usually advocating for gamers, even getting your verified gamer programm or whatever on the way, but then  promoting the very shit industry that's leading to one of the biggest fuckups in tech history. I know. Linus hasn't exactly stated to buy new graphics cards for mining, but what does he thinks is going to happen when people get into mining because of this video? This i BS... Besides the enviromental impact its just super painful for gamers these days and LTT can't seem to skip on a coupl bucks promoting this BS. 
     
    Call me bitter, call me childish, but I'm so angry like I haven't been in a long time. I really liked the channel and brand (even though i liked the more unprofessional videos in the beginning more, not a fan of this commercialization, but oh well...) you made interesting videos, but this is just a huge No for me. I will unsub from anything that has do with LTT, I will go out of my way to not get in contact with anything LTT and most certainly not recommend your videos to anybody anymore. I honestly wish you all the worst and hope you fail miserably. (Not that that seems likely, but it seems like a good way to express my disgust)
     
     
     
     
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    realpetertdm reacted to RainfallWithin in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    I don't see why you think he is contradicting himself. He specifically states that it might make sense for some people to mine using computers or old hardware they already own, and within the first 30 seconds of the video...
     
    Quotes from the first 30 seconds of the video:
    "Even if you're running an older PC, it could be worthwhile for you to start mining."
     
    "We'll be showing you guys how you can mine on your existing hardware..."
     
     
     
  20. Funny
    realpetertdm reacted to teq3dw in Verified actual gamer program might hurt more than it helps.   
    I know the program is very vell intentioned and can help people buy these cards for MSRP now. But as long as companies have not finished shipping cards that have been ordered and paid for AT LAUNCH, it is a slap in the face to every one of their customers still awaiting their the arrival of their order.
    I for one bought a 3080 strix mid september and yet my retailer simply didn't get the card yet. And no, they are not selling the card at scalper prices right now they delisted all these cards for the time being so I believe their email status updates claiming that they simply don't know when the card might arrive.
    Now you could say that this might be a single incident and I am simply unlucky and chose the wrong retailer, but thanks to proshop and their transparency regarding order numbers, you can see that I am not alone in this.(https://www.proshop.de/RTX-30series-overview) For example the 3080 TUF still shows 250 unfilled customer orders from launch day. That is 250 people waiting for their cards while those very cards now get sold to others in the verified actual gamer program.
    Of course companies take the free publicity to take part in this well intentioned program, but if they really had our best intentions at heart, they would fill all these old orders first.
     
    Sorry for the rant and I respect the well meaning effort here, but you are at the same time giving companies free advertising on the back off paying customers waiting for almost half a year for their card.
     
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    realpetertdm reacted to Syrsly in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    We're not going to see the end of patents anytime soon, but they're definitely stupid. In an ideal world, patents for anything that isn't created as a physical object should expire more quickly than patents for actual products, and the actual products should show the patent in use and not deviate from it or else the patent should be invalidated. Patents should not be able to be sold, either. The moment a company no longer exists, the patents should go up in flames and the products should become public property.
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    realpetertdm reacted to jagdtigger in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    I would add those too which never got used outside of courts....
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    realpetertdm reacted to WereCat in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    Patents like this shouldn't exist in the first place. 
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    realpetertdm reacted to Orangeator in Valve losses Steam controller patent lawsuit.   
    Wow, that is super lame of Ironburg to even patent such an "invention"... 
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    realpetertdm reacted to Derangel in H1 susceptible to catch fire - contact NZXT   
    Replacing screws is a band-aid, not a fix. Especially as they don't issue warnings with new versions of the case not to use metal screws. Nylon screws are incredibly prone to breaking or stripping. Given how long cases are in service for, there is every chance a nylon screw could break or get replaced down the line. NZXT is doing the absolute bare minimum possible to "address" the issue, without actually fixing a damn thing. I mean, fuck, the only way anyone would even know about this issue was if they saw it reported on social media or were following tech news. It is NOT the user's responsibility to make sure every single PCB is a system is built the correct way without incredibly stupid shortcuts being taken. There is zero room give NZXT ANY kind of break for either the original problem or their "solution".
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