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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from Banned in Is RTX a COMPLETE Waste of Money??   
    That thumbnail makes zero sense - Linus's face is a bitmap from a digital camera, not a CG image being rendered by a GPU - so the use of ray tracing is irrelevant - unless Linus's face is being treated as a texture in a game, which would be very strange. But in any case ray tracing doesn't change facial expressions.
     
    Yes, I know what it's meant to illustrate, but still, it's inaccurate, and what are web forums for if not gratuitous overanalysis?
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Is RTX a COMPLETE Waste of Money??   
    Well, if by "turn ray tracing off in real life" you mean make the lighting so wrong that there are barely any rays to trace in the first place, then..........
  3. Funny
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Is RTX a COMPLETE Waste of Money??   
    That thumbnail makes zero sense - Linus's face is a bitmap from a digital camera, not a CG image being rendered by a GPU - so the use of ray tracing is irrelevant - unless Linus's face is being treated as a texture in a game, which would be very strange. But in any case ray tracing doesn't change facial expressions.
     
    Yes, I know what it's meant to illustrate, but still, it's inaccurate, and what are web forums for if not gratuitous overanalysis?
  4. Funny
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from panzersharkcat in Is RTX a COMPLETE Waste of Money??   
    That thumbnail makes zero sense - Linus's face is a bitmap from a digital camera, not a CG image being rendered by a GPU - so the use of ray tracing is irrelevant - unless Linus's face is being treated as a texture in a game, which would be very strange. But in any case ray tracing doesn't change facial expressions.
     
    Yes, I know what it's meant to illustrate, but still, it's inaccurate, and what are web forums for if not gratuitous overanalysis?
  5. Funny
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from JBee in Is RTX a COMPLETE Waste of Money??   
    That thumbnail makes zero sense - Linus's face is a bitmap from a digital camera, not a CG image being rendered by a GPU - so the use of ray tracing is irrelevant - unless Linus's face is being treated as a texture in a game, which would be very strange. But in any case ray tracing doesn't change facial expressions.
     
    Yes, I know what it's meant to illustrate, but still, it's inaccurate, and what are web forums for if not gratuitous overanalysis?
  6. Agree
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from curiousmind34 in Edit data on app   
    What do you mean "the data", what app, which operating system?
  7. Agree
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from Mitko_DSV in Experiences with non-techies   
    How the hell does anyone manage to let their phones look like that? Do they not realise that they are hugely expensive pieces of equipment which they really should avoid breaking?
     
    It would drive me utterly insane to have to use a phone that broken, day in, day out.
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from CT854 in How to get jet black matte finish over a PS4 Pro   
    Possibly a stupid question, but if it's already the colour and texture you want, what do you want to spray it for?
  9. Agree
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from SignatureSigner in How to get jet black matte finish over a PS4 Pro   
    Possibly a stupid question, but if it's already the colour and texture you want, what do you want to spray it for?
  10. Agree
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from AMD A10-9600P in How to get jet black matte finish over a PS4 Pro   
    Possibly a stupid question, but if it's already the colour and texture you want, what do you want to spray it for?
  11. Agree
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from AMD A10-9600P in Unpopular Tech Opinions   
    I have a couple of unpopular opinions related to monitors:
    I quite like 16:9. The only issue I take with it is that for the likes of Microsoft Word, the large amounts of space either side of the document can be inefficient. However for most other things it works quite well. Two normal-ratio monitors next to each other is better than one ultrawide one. This is because I generally prefer to use one monitor for whatever I'm focusing on, and another for something secondary such as a youtube video. Speaking of which, I prefer my secondary monitor on the left, not the right, of the primary one. I'm not quite sure why this is - just personal preference I guess
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from Schnoz in Experiences with non-techies   
    On a related note, there's a few reasonably big youtube channels out there from companies that do deep cleans of cars.
    It never ceases to amaze me how utterly horrible people will let their vehicle interior become before they consider getting in cleaned
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from Tensimeter in European Banks to challenge US payment providers.   
    I think it's necessary for Europe to build their own system for this.
     
    Imagine the chaos if, down the line, some trade tensions prevented Apple and Google from providing payment services in Europe - with the ever-increasing popularity of such services, and the reduction in use of cash, it could be extremely problematic.
     
    My hope is that European banks will stop allowing customers to register with Apple/Google Pay once this system is up and running - otherwise, a lot of people won't bother switch from either what they were using before, or what their phone provider advertised to them when they first set it up (I smell an anti-trust lawsuit there!)
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from NZgamer in Experiences with non-techies   
    How the hell does anyone manage to let their phones look like that? Do they not realise that they are hugely expensive pieces of equipment which they really should avoid breaking?
     
    It would drive me utterly insane to have to use a phone that broken, day in, day out.
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from gabrielcarvfer in European Banks to challenge US payment providers.   
    I think it's necessary for Europe to build their own system for this.
     
    Imagine the chaos if, down the line, some trade tensions prevented Apple and Google from providing payment services in Europe - with the ever-increasing popularity of such services, and the reduction in use of cash, it could be extremely problematic.
     
    My hope is that European banks will stop allowing customers to register with Apple/Google Pay once this system is up and running - otherwise, a lot of people won't bother switch from either what they were using before, or what their phone provider advertised to them when they first set it up (I smell an anti-trust lawsuit there!)
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from Cyberspirit in Sony and Discord announce partnership.   
    OK, let me provide you with a non-exhaustive list.
    Its desktop client uses Electron, which means it takes large amounts of system resources- it is essentially running an extra Chrome browser on your system for no particular reason Yes, the team/channel model is nice, but Teams is too attached to it. With Zoom, for example, it's easy to quickly set up a meeting with anyone you like - with Teams, you have to go through the rigmarole of setting up a team and a channel and adding everyone to it, even if this is a one-off thing. Or you can use the hacky workaround that it guest access Compared to the competition, the in-call experience is poor and it does a worse job of optimising for poor network connections It also does a worse job of arranging multiple meeting participants on the screen Keyboard shortcuts for basic functionality are missing. For example, when I was using Teams for an online class a while ago, I found that there is no keyboard shortcut equivalent to the raise hand button. Poor layout. With Zoom, various elements can be broken out into different windows and that means they can be spread across different monitors if desired. Teams forces you to have everything on one window, meaning you can't arrange it how you want. The file storage functionality of Teams integrates poorly with meetings. If I want to access a file during a meeting, the meeting ends up in the top left of the screen. Now, a lot of useful functionality is missing from the meeting window, and the only way to get it back is to open the meeting fully again, and then it's unclear how you get back to the point you were before in the file storage again. This is a classic example of "jack of all trades and master of none" - why is Teams even trying to be a file storage system anyway? Some animations in the UI can't be disabled, and some colour coding can't be adjusted to suit colourblind users. This is extremely poor for accessibility and a company as big as Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves for such an omission.
  17. Informative
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from SenSnowy in Sony and Discord announce partnership.   
    Teams has horrible flaws when compared to its competitors. It might nominally have more features, but that's useless when you consider Zoom etc. gets the actual basic functionality of a videoconferencing software right, while Microsoft fails miserably, despite Skype having had a multiple year head-start.
     
    Anyway, all of this is beside the point, because this isn't a Sony acquisition of Discord. It's Sony acquiring a minority stake in Discord. Discord is still an independent company.
  18. Agree
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from AMD A10-9600P in Experiences with non-techies   
    How the hell does anyone manage to let their phones look like that? Do they not realise that they are hugely expensive pieces of equipment which they really should avoid breaking?
     
    It would drive me utterly insane to have to use a phone that broken, day in, day out.
  19. Agree
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from Schnoz in Experiences with non-techies   
    How the hell does anyone manage to let their phones look like that? Do they not realise that they are hugely expensive pieces of equipment which they really should avoid breaking?
     
    It would drive me utterly insane to have to use a phone that broken, day in, day out.
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from Wictorian in How many of you actually install Web Apps?   
    If you dig around a bit, Brave will actually allow you to treat any site as a web app.
     
    I use this for Discord and Spotify, because their native apps are Electron-based monsters, and I'd rather they share at least some resources with the browser I'm already running. (Electron is a framework notorious for eating system resources, because it essentially runs an entire Chromium rendering engine for every app you have open)
  21. Funny
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    Don't know if anybody else saw this, but I remember some people at my old school used to print several copies of a blank word document as a means of obtaining blank pieces of paper - seemingly they couldn't figure out how to open the tray of the printer to just take out blank unprinted sheets.
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from TheCoder2019 in Award reputation for post being marked as the best answer   
    Currently we have reputation for reactions but, as far as I can see, reputation is not gained when your post is marked as the best answer.
    Surely, though, best answer is the ultimate Informative reaction, and so should be awarded as such (with at least 1, if not more, reputation points?)
    You would have to not grant reputation for people flagging their own post as the best answer, however.
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from TempestCatto in Award reputation for post being marked as the best answer   
    Currently we have reputation for reactions but, as far as I can see, reputation is not gained when your post is marked as the best answer.
    Surely, though, best answer is the ultimate Informative reaction, and so should be awarded as such (with at least 1, if not more, reputation points?)
    You would have to not grant reputation for people flagging their own post as the best answer, however.
  24. Funny
    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from soldier_ph in Experiences with non-techies   
    Don't know if anybody else saw this, but I remember some people at my old school used to print several copies of a blank word document as a means of obtaining blank pieces of paper - seemingly they couldn't figure out how to open the tray of the printer to just take out blank unprinted sheets.
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    pythonmegapixel got a reaction from wall03 in Award reputation for post being marked as the best answer   
    I did say:
    though. In addition, you'd probably also ignore the Off-Topic forum, as is the case with postcounts currently.
     
    That honestly makes a lot of sense, except the idea of half-points is a bit odd.
    I'd just double all those values:
    - Best answers +4pts
    - Helpful answers +1pt
    - Guides +2pt then +1pt for each reaction
    - Topics +2pt
    - Posts +1pt per 5
    - Status updates +1pt
    - Reactions +1pt per 8
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