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    Doobeedoo reacted to Master Disaster in (PSA) A warning to YouTube creators, scammers have worked out an almost fool proof method of phishing your account   
    This is blowing up on YouTube ATM, I'll begin with a tweet that should show just how sophisticated this scam is...
    Essentially the scammers have worked out a method of sending people emails that are originating from a genuine Google domain making them indistinguishable from authentic Google emails.
    Details are a bit thin ATM but it seems as though the scammers are bouncing the emails through Google Chat and when they arrive in your inbox they look like they've come from Google (because they basically have). Then once you click the link provided it actually opens a session in Google Chat making it seem even more believable that you're really talking to Google.
    Some Ordinary Gamers also received the email and was in the process of chatting to the scammers when he noticed the email of the person he was chatting to had an @account-support.com domain on their email.
    If you receive an email from Google saying
    its a scam. Ignore it.
    Source -
    EDIT ; 
    looks like he missed the scammer's domain when chatting with him ;
    Screenshot in case the Tweet get deleted ;
  2. Agree
    Doobeedoo got a reaction from Uttamattamakin in Ryzen 5700G Already Being Marked WAY UP.   
    I'd expect with time they'd really focus on much faster iGPU in the future, not in sense of just tech improvements but in general die wise size, like current consoles have as example.
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    Doobeedoo got a reaction from KyberKylo77 in How much do you usually spend on your monitor in relation to the cost of your PC?   
    Well, maybe between 1/3 or 1/2 of a cost of PC I guess. It can depend, what you're aiming/investing in.
  5. Funny
    Doobeedoo reacted to Murasaki in Specialized system won't need to have TPM to run Windows 11   
    Every system is special in some way 🙂
    Edit: hOw iS tHiS fUnNy?
  6. Informative
    Doobeedoo reacted to GoodBytes in Microsoft provides clarifications on Win11 specs, says it is evaluating in adding 7th gen CPUs and Ryzen 1 series CPUs   
    Under the Insider Program of Windows 11, in a blog post related to them, Microsoft provides clarifications on the CPU support list of Windows 11, and in addition will now evaluate with Insider 7th gen CPUs and Ryzen 1000 series. If things goes well, they'll support those configurations.
    Microsoft first explains a bit more on the chosen specs:
    Then adds later on evaluating 7th gen Intel CPUs and Zen 1:
    So now we understand a bit better the minimum specs. Something that they should have shared before in the official specs, in my opinion, especially that these are high requirements.
    And it is SOME good news that they are evaluating Ryzen 1 series CPUs and 7th gen CPUs. I think that they should also include, at the very least 6th gen CPUs. Why not lower? Well Windows 10 21H1, support stops at 5th gen Intel CPUs. So, I am assuming a transition of dropping older CPUs as time goes on, and new CPUs are added.
    That said, I still think that a hard requirement for the CPU is silly. They could show a warning on the setup or the out of the box experience, that the CPU is not supported, your experience may be degraded, and you are on your own for problem (said in a nice way), this would help reduce people throwing away perfectly working systems, creating e-waste. While yes, Windows 10 is supported until 2025. The fact of having Windows 11, does put pressure on many consumers to upgrade to the latest version of Windows (or any software), making them be pushed to upgrade, in my opinion. That said, the other argument is that consumers don't tend to upgrade their PCs from version of Windows, they'll use until it dies (or doesn't meet their needs) before upgrading. This is highlighted with the fact that Microsoft always seem to have trouble letting users upgrade to a new version of Windows, when the one the user is using is out of support. Heck, we have plenty of people still on Windows 7.
    What do you think? Is both views valid?
    Are Microsoft explanation are satisfactory onto why that is the case?
    Should Microsoft not close the doors on unsupported CPUs like in the past?
    To add: I don't see this CPU limitation to be a real block for any of us... I mean Microsoft blocks has mostly always been minimum effort ones. Easy to by-pass in some fashion.
    I do expect people showing Windows 11 running on some really old system. That is fine. The point is more on the general consumer, who obviously isn't going to go through the trouble of by-passing the requirement.
  7. Agree
    Doobeedoo got a reaction from Dreckssackblase in TPMpocalypse; Microsoft singlehandedly destroys the TPM market   
    People are so dumb, it's not even close to release, let alone even shown much. Also people how I see it everywhere tend to avoid stuff like OS upgrades especially early on, so yeah quite surprised about this nonsense. 
  8. Agree
    Doobeedoo got a reaction from Seyrren in TPMpocalypse; Microsoft singlehandedly destroys the TPM market   
    People are so dumb, it's not even close to release, let alone even shown much. Also people how I see it everywhere tend to avoid stuff like OS upgrades especially early on, so yeah quite surprised about this nonsense. 
  9. Agree
    Doobeedoo got a reaction from leadeater in TPMpocalypse; Microsoft singlehandedly destroys the TPM market   
    People are so dumb, it's not even close to release, let alone even shown much. Also people how I see it everywhere tend to avoid stuff like OS upgrades especially early on, so yeah quite surprised about this nonsense. 
  10. Informative
    Doobeedoo reacted to gjsman in Microsoft makes TPM issue worse: TPM 1.2 is actually NOT acceptable   
    In an updated Microsoft document that previously listed hard floors and soft floors, Microsoft has clarified that TPM 1.2 is actually not acceptable in the soft floor and that everyone must, in fact, have TPM 2.0. So if you thought the requirement to have a TPM was bad before, the 1.2 version is actually not supported and Microsoft saying it was, according to them, was incorrect. (Bolded area by myself)
    My thoughts
    You thought the news that you must have a TPM was disruptive enough. Surprise - Microsoft was wrong in saying TPM 1.2 would be OK. You must have TPM 2.0 specifically. Fantastic.
  11. Informative
    Doobeedoo reacted to Amias in Google Executives See Cracks in Their Company’s Success   
    Despite record profits, a number of them are worried that the company is suffering from both its size and leadership from its C.E.O., Sundar Pichai.
    My thoughts
    Google has been blessed with effectively a monopolistic industry driving profit regardless of what it does (Search & Ads), backed up with further practically (little competition) monopolistic entities (Youtube, Gmail, Android, etc). If they literally didn't change anything in the past 5 years I bet they'd still show rocket profits.  Sundar's reign over Google has however been pretty ... lax. Android has evolved incredibly slowly, Google has ... search still, Youtube has lost a lot of ground in game streaming and 'viralisation' (Tiktok).
    While I don't feel Sundar is ruining the company, his cautious approach to innovation and risk is ... well boring. A company that can print money should be taking more risk. Hell bezos is shooting for the moon, Elon's shooting for f***ing mars. I feel Google had some great little ideas, but I can't trust them to support them for long.
    I can see Google just turning into another Microsoft. Critical but boring and entirely predictable.
     Google Executives See Cracks in Their Company’s Success
  12. Informative
    Doobeedoo reacted to D13H4RD in [PSA] Met all the basic requirements but Microsoft's tool still says your PC can't run Windows 11? It might be your CPU, but don't throw them out yet.   
    Windows 11 is finally official, and as is typical for a major release for a desktop-level operating system, there seems to be a buzz of activity surrounding what it brings and what it can run on. Previously, there was quite a bit of buzz over Windows 11's strict requirements over having an enabled Trusted Platform Module (TPM), although it looks like a good amount of computers out there have a firmware-level TPM that is usually disabled inside the BIOS. A quick flick of the switch inside the BIOS usually deals with that assuming other requirements like GPT are met.
    However, there has also been reports that despite having an enabled TPM and meeting or exceeding all other basic requirements, that Microsoft's PC Health Check tool continues to report a system not being able to run Windows 11. Given that these reports seem to stem from users of first-generation Zen-based CPUs alongside Intel CPUs ranging from Kaby Lake or older, does this mean that those generations of CPUs are worthless? Not necessarily.
    Microsoft has done a very poor job of communicating this, but there are actually 2 floors of requirements for W11; a SOFT floor, and a HARD floor.
    Think of it as something akin to the minimum and recommended requirements of a video game, although, as mentioned before, Microsoft hasn't exactly done a good job of communicating this at all. As such, Microsoft's own PC Health Check tool only reports the requirements as it akin's to the SOFT floor, which in this case, is a TPM module of version 2.0 or later, and a generation of CPU that's Intel 8th gen or later, or Ryzen 2000 series or later.
    So essentially, so as long as you have a 64-bit CPU that has 2 or more cores, at a clockspeed of 1GHz or higher, assuming you met all the other requirements, you can run and install Windows 11.
    Compatibility for Windows 11
    r/Windows11 thread regarding this
    UPDATE #1
    According to user Foxlet, the requirements did a switcheroo, with the hard floor now explicitly requiring a TPM that is version 2.0 or newer.
  13. Agree
    Doobeedoo got a reaction from Stahlmann in How far has the OLED tech come now?   
    In monitor space, still number of issues, heck even top LCD panels are so expensive. So OLED one would be even more. The burn-in does pose an issues due to organic nature of it as well as limited brightness. It's not the same comparing smaller smartphone displays to larger as far as nits and cost even.
  14. Informative
    Doobeedoo got a reaction from whm1974 in YouTube now requires EU, EEA, UK & Swiss viewers to physically verify age before they can watch age restricted videos   
    It's a really lame thing from Google especially in example where I made an account way back that obviously would make me 18+ yet it thinks I'm not. As well as aggressive "sing in before etc.." thing they do, like on Android.
    There's desktop FreeTube to circumvent this BS though.
  15. Informative
    Doobeedoo reacted to Morgan MLGman in AMD adds FSR driver support, discontinues support on older GPUs/OSes   
    For AMD users, with this driver update something that's not mentioned in the update notes - a toggle to enable or disable Smart Access Memory (Resizable BAR) appeared:

  16. Informative
    Doobeedoo reacted to porina in AMD adds FSR driver support, discontinues support on older GPUs/OSes   
    Review with comparison samples:
    AMD have enabled FSR support in their drivers. There are a handful of games initially supported, and we can look forward to the performance and quality testing that will follow. At the same time, support for Windows 7 is being dropped. GPUs older than Polaris (RX 400 series) and APUs older than Ryzen are also dropped to legacy status and wont receive updates going forwards.
    My thoughts
    FSR support will certainly be interesting to see now that it is in the wild. It is also a good time to drop support for older GPUs given FSR support aligns with this. Polaris was launched 5 years ago and Ryzen 4 years ago (although APUs were a bit later), so this may only affect those who have not upgraded in many years or otherwise choose to run older hardware.
    Dropping support for Windows 7 should not be a big deal as Win7 shouldn't be used for anything serious today.
    Earlier this month nvidia did similar dropping support for Win7 and Kepler, which was replaced by Pascal 4 years ago.
    Update following review with comparison samples, linked above:
    I'm focusing on comparing native 4k with the quality preset, which upscales from 1440p. I've already had experience of running games in 1440p on a 4k display to get more performance. Upscaling is provided by the display. As a generalisation, the more photorealistic a game is, the less you notice upscaling. In some games it can be painfully obvious, but in others you hardly notice unless you're looking for it. I'm looking at the samples full screen on a 4k display like you would while gaming, and not zooming in to criticise individual pixels. Performance wise I'm looking at it as an owner of a 2080 Ti/3070. This is what I'd consider entry level 4k60 performance class, so a bit more fps would be welcome.
    Anno 1800: FSR is visibly softer, but not to a degree I'd consider objectionable. The claimed boost in frame rate is from a low but usable level to somewhere in the sweet spot. I think the fine details are too much for FSR to cope with well, so this is not the best case. I don't know if I'd take the image quality tradeoff for fps as this is a game I do own and have played. It isn't a game that needs high fps.
    Godfall: In my eyes, no practical difference between native and quality setting. This is not the type of game I'd play, but if I did, I think I'd use FSR on it for a smoother experience.
    Kingshunt: I think quality actually looks better than native. Textures stand out more presumably from applied sharpening. This opens up a new question, what should a game look like? Should we consider native rendering as how the developer intended it to look? This isn't the first time AMD have implemented texture sharpening in driver with their first from about 2 years ago. Tools like ReShade have also offered image customisation capabilities. I'd certainly consider using FSR for the performance if I were to play this.
    Riftbreaker: this is obviously softer with FSR. However the game runs at pretty high fps even without it, so personally in this case I'd stick with native rendering.
    Terminator: this is an interesting one with both what I'd consider improvements and degradations in the same image. Like Kingshunt it looks like textures are sharpened, but there are also fine details that are softer. It's not a clear win here.
    Overall, I feel this is better than expectations set during the technology reveal, which seemed to show more softening. Based on these limited static samples it is not worse than dumb upscaling from a 1440p source to 4k. It is clearly game dependant what the visual quality is, so its use may best be decided on a case by case basis. If you already have enough performance you can stick with native. If you need performance, you need performance, and there is some space in between. Ideally we need to see this in motion, since games are (mostly) not static images, and that might show more differences between them. For example, temporal stability especially on fine details may be different. Also I'm a bit cautious on the texture sharpening that makes it look better than native, as it could be a step towards a processing war trying to enhance beyond native rendering. I think the real test of the technology will be a head to head against DLSS where titles support both. Still, it is nice to have an option for those owing AMD cards or pre-RTX nvidia cards, which make up a large number of gamers.
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    Doobeedoo got a reaction from AnirbanG007 in A new version of windows is coming!!!   
    Maybe rebranding it as just 'Windows' or something along those lines. Waiting for that refined UI and UX unification too.
  18. Agree
    Doobeedoo got a reaction from SeriousDad69 in New implementation of graphene based technology could multiply the storage density tenfold on HDD's   
    I mean yeah, if you need multi TB storage now HDD is there and will be fine. Though 1TB SSD now is fairly well priced. We'll get there.
  19. Informative
    Doobeedoo got a reaction from SeriousDad69 in New implementation of graphene based technology could multiply the storage density tenfold on HDD's   
    Yeah I know, I'm sure they'll have their space in enterprise and some cold storage. But yeah, we've seen multi-actuator HDDs as well as hybrid to aid in speed.
  20. Agree
    Doobeedoo reacted to LAwLz in New implementation of graphene based technology could multiply the storage density tenfold on HDD's   
    I'll belive it when I see it in products. 
    There are so many "revolutionary" discoveries that promise major breakthroughs that just end up being impractical for various reasons. 
  21. Informative
    Doobeedoo reacted to Maheegan in New implementation of graphene based technology could multiply the storage density tenfold on HDD's   
    Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered, that if the coating on HDD's is switched from carbon based to graphene based, it could noticeably increase the wear and corrosion resistance of HDD's, possibly increasing the storage density from 1 Tb/in2 to 4-10Tb/in2.
    My thoughts
    I'm by no means an engineer, just an enthusiast builder and beginner-level programming student.
    But since there has long been discussion about what the fate of HDD's will be in the future, this new technology could even further cement their place as a even more cost-efficient way to have immense amounts of storage spaces. The main benefit of SSD over HDD still stands; they have faster write/read speeds, but as a storage disk, HDD still has its place, and will have for the forseeable future..
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    Doobeedoo got a reaction from cj09beira in Samsung Preps PCIe 4.0 and 5.0 SSDs With 176-Layer V-NAND   
    Neat, excited to see next gen SSDs from them.
    I'd like to see them release their Z-SSD for consumers too.
  23. Agree
    Doobeedoo reacted to Kisai in Windows 10 consumer editions to reach End of Life in 2025   
    Or rather more in line with "MacOS", and "FreeBSD" and similar where the version number is no longer a meaningful thing. Along comes a OS update, and everything just works (within reason.)
    Windows and Linux are unfortunately very "reinstall the OS from scratch to update", which results in a lot of tinkering, complaining and that's just not user friendly and doesn't retain users to those OS's.
    Windows at least seems to work, though the vast majority of broken programs is due to Microsoft removing/depreciation functionality (go ahead, try to run a Win32s, Win95 (8-bit color) or a program that has MIDI music in it on Windows 10.) It's a huge pain, and requires overly complex levels of tinkering by using third party software to emulate legacy DX API's which makes it no different than WINE.
    Perhaps what Microsoft should be doing, and justifying with this next OS, is dropping 32-bit support. Only supporting x86-64 or AARCH64 (ARMv8.x). If 32-bit or 16-bit intel software is attempted to be run, then dynamically recompile it to 64-bit (eg Rosetta2 style) on the native 64-bit cpu, rather than provide an entire extra OS-inside-an-OS.
    But that may also just be asking too much. 
  24. Agree
    Doobeedoo reacted to Zando Bob in Windows 10 consumer editions to reach End of Life in 2025   
    No security patches or DX12? Wow ur so cool 😮
  25. Informative
    Doobeedoo reacted to Djole123 in Windows 10 consumer editions to reach End of Life in 2025   
    Microsoft published informtation about Windows 10 consumer edition lifecycles, and the retirement date was set for October 2025, fueling rumors about the next release of Windows.
    My thoughts
    Short news - but very sweet. This could have big implications on the whole Windows as a Service policy. Microsoft did say that Windows 10 is set to be "the last version of Windows", but it seems like, either because of the pressure from OEMs, or the sheer confusion about what Windows 10 is (remember, there are now TWELVE different releases of Windows 10, from 1507 to 21H2), they had to change things in some way. It's very interesting to see how this plays out in the future.