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    Action_Johnson got a reaction from SorryClaire in Overclocking = future proofing?   
    Overclocking is not future proofing. The idea that an OC can stave off an upgrade, is unrealistic and in general not really worth it. At best without going LN2, you'll get a 10% performance boost.
     
    That's the difference between 30 and 33fps.. not exactly meaningful or noticeable. 
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    Action_Johnson reacted to DrMacintosh in Star Trek or Star Wars?   
    It's like this. As a kid, Star Wars is cool. Scary dark helmet man, space magic, cool ships, etc...... but Star Trek is for a more mature audience. There's no action packed ground combat in Star Trek (sans Kelvin Timeline), space battles are usually really narrow in scope, and there's not a lot of action. Star Trek is dialog focused and is really a lot of space politics and morality lessons. Star Trek is much more character focused as well imo. The characters move the story more than the plot forces the characters to do something. 
     
    Is Star Trek less cool than Star Wars? Yes. You can't be cooler than a Storm Trooper. But Star Trek is something you really grow to appreciate and love if you have an attention span. 
     
    I love both francises, but Star Trek has so much more content than Star Wars and imo the universe is more interesting, more diverse, and is way more creative. 

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    Action_Johnson got a reaction from GamerDude in 6900 XT vs 3080   
    3080 or 6900XT for same price?
     
    6900XT any day of the week.
    RT doesn’t matter yet, DLSS is a reduction in IQ, 16GB VRAM will age better than 10GB
  4. Agree
    Action_Johnson got a reaction from SavageNeo in 6900 XT vs 3080   
    3080 or 6900XT for same price?
     
    6900XT any day of the week.
    RT doesn’t matter yet, DLSS is a reduction in IQ, 16GB VRAM will age better than 10GB
  5. Informative
    Action_Johnson got a reaction from TheInvisible_Dude in Camera for Landscape Photography   
    I agree. You can find D800's any day of the week for $600. That leaves $400 for a lens, which can get you a fair bit. 
     
    I use a D800 as my daily driver at the studio to make a living. Been a commercial shooter for 15 years. 
     
    Spending $3500 on a D850 wouldn't net me anything aside from loss of income, as the IQ between the 800 and 850 are nearly identical at ISO 100, and nobody will ever see 9MP of difference between the two. Locked down 85mm PC-E, and get the job done. The 36MP chip in that and the D810 is one of the best chips ever made. 
     
    If you want something kinda weird, kinda interesting, I really enjoy shooting Olympus OMD cameras.
    I have an E-M1X and an E-M1 mk2 and the image quality and capability of the bodies are truly incredible for their size, especially when you consider their multishot feature that really helps improve color fidelity and detail. I actually use the E-M1X for all of my architectural work because of the boost in depth of field and the Multishot mode creates a virtually perfect file with loads of malleability 
     
    This is off the OMD, actually:

     
  6. Agree
    Action_Johnson reacted to Acid Panda in My grandpa needs a web browsing pc and I'm not sure what is enough.   
    honestly why not get a cheap but good tablet.
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    Action_Johnson got a reaction from makogoblin in powermac G4 quicksilver sleeper   
    ohhh...
     
    Thought you bought it already converted. But yes, there are jumper adapters you can get: Amazon.com: Jumper Switch Computer Chassis Power Switch Cable 2Pin PC Restarting ATX Button Motherboard Jumper Switch for ATX Chassis: Electronics
     
    You can probably glue/fasten this behind the OEM power button
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    Action_Johnson got a reaction from unclewebb in Cooler for I9-10850k   
    Just get some 240 or 360mm AIO and call it a day
  10. Agree
    Action_Johnson got a reaction from Jo5dsman in $100 GPU   
    Doesn't need to run games, just needs display output. 
  11. Funny
    Action_Johnson reacted to Dedayog in Computer fail   
    So put it the right way.  
     
    And clean your machine.  Multiple fails here.
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    Action_Johnson reacted to wat3rmelon_man2 in What tech do you find.... Annoying?   
    Things I hate:
    -Everything made by Apple after 2010
    -Prebuilts/OEM builders! There's nothing really wrong with the hardware, if they were half the price they would be worth it. Minimum configurations are waaay too overpriced... 
    -Proprietary hardware. Trust me, I use a HP workstation and everything is proprietary and not replaceable, even the fans!
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    Action_Johnson reacted to 8tg in What tech do you find.... Annoying?   
    Windows 10 and it’s lack of user control. It holds your hand and smacks you when you try to do anything fun.
    For a younger generation who’s almost exclusively used windows 10 this is just the norm for them, but anyone who used XP or 2000, Windows 9x, etc knows that your operating system used to respect you and let you do what you want.
     
    Disabling windows update in windows 7 is as easy as ticking a single box, you can disable the service easily too if you want.
    Disabling windows update in 10 requires the group policy editor because the regular tools available for you don’t allow you to disable it so much as temporarily pause it, and you only get the group policy editor with professional or ltsc. If you try to disable it normally as you would think you would, it just turns itself back on.

    Same thing with windows defender or the anti malware services, firewall, etc. Windows 7 if you say turn off, it turns off. And if you say stop telling me it’s off on the system tray, it stops telling you it’s off.
    With windows 10 if it’s off, it’ll turn back on on its own at some point, but until then it gives you pop ups off the system tray and if you click them they vanish, but that also turns the service back on when clicked.
     
    It’s deceptive and disrespectful of the user. It’s why I refuse to use it and why many others I know refuse to use it. A lot of people who absolutely must end up cutting down LTSC heavily just to get a system that respects what they want it to do.
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    Action_Johnson reacted to AMD A10-9600P in What tech do you find.... Annoying?   
    America much? I really do love the strict advertising regulations in my country. I can't say I've ever been hit by a TV blasting ads whilst filling up the car, all we have are a few promo stickers for the petrol station or supermarket you're at, but that's it. One of the main things that's always struck me the most when in the US are the ads. Everywhere. Sometimes when watching US TV programmes here back home, you can clearly tell where they planned to slot in extra adverts.
     
    I can bring another car related tech into the discussion though. Sometimes whilst driving, the touch display in the centre of our VW Polo will glitch out and forget there's any other devices connected to it. It forgets any diagnostic features, the radio antenna, any Bluetooth devices; all gone until you take out the ignition, lock the car and come back the next day to give it another chance. Thankfully the digital speedo isn't connected to that display and it doesn't actually affect the drive.
  15. Informative
    Action_Johnson got a reaction from Jo5dsman in $100 GPU   
    $53 can't beat it
     
    EVGA GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 01G-P3-2711-KR Video Card - Newegg.com
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    Action_Johnson got a reaction from Jo5dsman in $100 GPU   
    MAYBE a GeForce GT1030 or GT710?
     
    Might have a better chance of picking up a Ryzen 3200g and using its iGPU.
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    Action_Johnson reacted to Pepzz in I broke my Aorus RX 580 plastic shroud....   
    Any recommendations?
     
    Maybe i should buy 2 tower fans and zip tie the fans directly on the heatsink fins like one of Linus videos lol.

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    Action_Johnson got a reaction from thrasher_565 in Mildly deceptive or unclear marketing on Corsair 5000D case.   
    <<<15 years commercial advertising photography experience. Let me shine some light on what's going on here. 
     
    The computer nerds will notice things like, the PSU isn't connected to anything, the SATA drives have no power, there's seemingly no motherboard installed..
     
    BUT... From a marketing/commercial photography standpoint, this ticks all the boxes:
     
    -You can read the the branding on everything
    -You can see all the features and benefits of the space
    -You can see options and ease of cable management
    -For being black-on-white, it's pretty well lit
    -Cables are styled well to look like they attractively flow
     
    -The glowing fans, they're fake. You can see the shrouds were screwed in, but the blades themselves taken out so they could strip in a render of fans spinning so they would have better color control. 
     
    -The SATA drives either have stickers on them to hide the original packaging, are fake branded stand-ins, or was some run-of-the-mill 2.5" drive that was duplicated and pasted in 4 times in different spots. We would never know, 100 ways of skinning a cat. 
     
     
    There was a Photographer, assistant, digital tech, retoucher, prop/product stylist, at least one person from the mkting agency, at least another from Corsair, and probably about 3 dozen other people of various roles involved in making this image, and the others for the 5000D that were probably shot on the same day, or same few days. 
     
    Seeing this, it totally makes sense to me how they did it. Of course they're not going to build a whole system in there, it would look like a jumbled mess. This is supposed to be "aspirational" and communicate "clean and tidy", which is exactly what they did. 
     
    TL;DR: They don't need to build a complete, working system to communicate the features and benefits of the case.
  19. Agree
    Action_Johnson got a reaction from SorryClaire in Mildly deceptive or unclear marketing on Corsair 5000D case.   
    <<<15 years commercial advertising photography experience. Let me shine some light on what's going on here. 
     
    The computer nerds will notice things like, the PSU isn't connected to anything, the SATA drives have no power, there's seemingly no motherboard installed..
     
    BUT... From a marketing/commercial photography standpoint, this ticks all the boxes:
     
    -You can read the the branding on everything
    -You can see all the features and benefits of the space
    -You can see options and ease of cable management
    -For being black-on-white, it's pretty well lit
    -Cables are styled well to look like they attractively flow
     
    -The glowing fans, they're fake. You can see the shrouds were screwed in, but the blades themselves taken out so they could strip in a render of fans spinning so they would have better color control. 
     
    -The SATA drives either have stickers on them to hide the original packaging, are fake branded stand-ins, or was some run-of-the-mill 2.5" drive that was duplicated and pasted in 4 times in different spots. We would never know, 100 ways of skinning a cat. 
     
     
    There was a Photographer, assistant, digital tech, retoucher, prop/product stylist, at least one person from the mkting agency, at least another from Corsair, and probably about 3 dozen other people of various roles involved in making this image, and the others for the 5000D that were probably shot on the same day, or same few days. 
     
    Seeing this, it totally makes sense to me how they did it. Of course they're not going to build a whole system in there, it would look like a jumbled mess. This is supposed to be "aspirational" and communicate "clean and tidy", which is exactly what they did. 
     
    TL;DR: They don't need to build a complete, working system to communicate the features and benefits of the case.
  20. Funny
    Action_Johnson reacted to emosun in Geforce Now - Global incident   
    step 4 is lunch because that's about in the middle
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    Action_Johnson got a reaction from kirashi in About the macbook keyboard concern   
    I have 3 Macbooks. A 2012, a 2015, and a 2019.
     
    The 2012 has been the most reliable of the three, has never needed any service, whereas the 2015 has had a monitor and motherboard replacement, the 2019 keyboard and battery replacement. 
     
    The keyboard in the 2016-2019 Macbooks is genuinely horrific. 
  22. Agree
    Action_Johnson reacted to curiousmind34 in HELP want to upgrade my case   
    Then I would say you are pretty set, unless you have a good reason to change your motherboard, just keep it how it is.
  23. Agree
    Action_Johnson got a reaction from SFFDesigns in FS 2020 and X-plane 11   
    I play a ton of FS2020 (Over 500hrs since August), with ambitions to get my PPL IRL after C-19 and we don't have to mask up anymore. In general,@Hymenopus_Coronatusis right.
     
    At best, FS2020 is good for wrapping your head around the basics and philosophies of reading instruments/gauges, VOR/DME/GPS concepts, practicing patterns, learning and practicing dead reckoning, and learning the rough, rough concepts of radio interaction and following instructions laid out by ATC. 
     
    If you're going to use it as a real tool to practice, the 172 (steam gauge) and 152 are really the only two planes that are completely fleshed out to something you can use to really learn these basics. The Garmin's still need some work, but the implementation in the TBM is probably the best for the glass cockpits. I don't spend any time in the TBM, but that's what I've been told. 
     
    I'll plan out routes in ForeFlight and puts around in the 152 using dead reckoning and a stopwatch, and that's fun + educational. In the 152, the radios work exactly like they do in real life, and you can legit look up ATIS for the airport you're departing or arriving to, knob it into the radio in the virtual cockpit, switch it over, and it'll connect and transmit just like it does in the real thing, super cool!
     
    PGatcomb on Youtube has some really great videos showing how FS2020 can be fun and easy to use as a learning tool, like learning the basics of an IFR approach. 
     
    That being said, the moment you get seat time, you'll realize FS2020 is as close to flying, as F1 2020 is for driving. It looks like it's a close facsimile, but the reality is that it's completely different when you can actually feel what's happening. 
     
    One thing that's kind of a bummer, but not really, is that it's real easy though to chart a lousy flight plan in the sim, hop into something fast like the TBM, click on autopilot, and Alt+Tab into something else and just let the sim to all the work for you without you giving a fuck. It's easy to get lazy, which is why the 152 is my favorite plane in the game, you're constantly giving inputs/corrections/running the radio, but it's not overwhelming or ultra-buggy like the 787, which really is designed to be operated with two people, and isn't really "fun" when you're by yourself at the computer IMO. 
  24. Agree
    Action_Johnson got a reaction from SFFDesigns in FS 2020 and X-plane 11   
    The main thread does. FS2020 doesn't really use a whole lot outside of 4 cores, so the performance difference between a 5600X and a 5950X will be non-existent. 
     
    On my rig, I generally see between 20-60% CPU usage, where my 5700XT hangs around 80-99% usage busting out 30-35fps on Ultra, at 1080p. 
  25. Informative
    Action_Johnson got a reaction from direwolf500 in FS 2020 and X-plane 11   
    I play a ton of FS2020 (Over 500hrs since August), with ambitions to get my PPL IRL after C-19 and we don't have to mask up anymore. In general,@Hymenopus_Coronatusis right.
     
    At best, FS2020 is good for wrapping your head around the basics and philosophies of reading instruments/gauges, VOR/DME/GPS concepts, practicing patterns, learning and practicing dead reckoning, and learning the rough, rough concepts of radio interaction and following instructions laid out by ATC. 
     
    If you're going to use it as a real tool to practice, the 172 (steam gauge) and 152 are really the only two planes that are completely fleshed out to something you can use to really learn these basics. The Garmin's still need some work, but the implementation in the TBM is probably the best for the glass cockpits. I don't spend any time in the TBM, but that's what I've been told. 
     
    I'll plan out routes in ForeFlight and puts around in the 152 using dead reckoning and a stopwatch, and that's fun + educational. In the 152, the radios work exactly like they do in real life, and you can legit look up ATIS for the airport you're departing or arriving to, knob it into the radio in the virtual cockpit, switch it over, and it'll connect and transmit just like it does in the real thing, super cool!
     
    PGatcomb on Youtube has some really great videos showing how FS2020 can be fun and easy to use as a learning tool, like learning the basics of an IFR approach. 
     
    That being said, the moment you get seat time, you'll realize FS2020 is as close to flying, as F1 2020 is for driving. It looks like it's a close facsimile, but the reality is that it's completely different when you can actually feel what's happening. 
     
    One thing that's kind of a bummer, but not really, is that it's real easy though to chart a lousy flight plan in the sim, hop into something fast like the TBM, click on autopilot, and Alt+Tab into something else and just let the sim to all the work for you without you giving a fuck. It's easy to get lazy, which is why the 152 is my favorite plane in the game, you're constantly giving inputs/corrections/running the radio, but it's not overwhelming or ultra-buggy like the 787, which really is designed to be operated with two people, and isn't really "fun" when you're by yourself at the computer IMO. 
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