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by Glorious
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm
Replies: 37
Views: 3137

Re: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm

I heard from an European vendor just about 2 months ago that sourcing on intel chips might be a problem for this one thing were going to be doing. I was like "uhh, that's odd..."

Kinda forgot about it, but that's interesting.
by Glorious
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Upgrading mobo and cpu, reinstall linux 18.04?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Upgrading mobo and cpu, reinstall linux 18.04?

I've taken a ubuntu 18.04 image from a computer with a nvidia GPU and the (in-distro) proprietary drivers for it and used it on a totally different computer that only had intel video.

Worked without any intervention whatsoever.

Your mileage may vary, but it very likely should be fine.
by Glorious
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Half-Life: Alyx
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Half-Life: Alyx

I actually ninja-edited my post to give you credit and add a few more things (that therefore weren't in your quote of my post), but when we agree, we agree. :wink:
by Glorious
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Half-Life: Alyx
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Half-Life: Alyx

It totally has to do with EGS and Stadia. They need a big PR piece to keep the mindshare with gaming crowd, otherwise EGS and Stadia is going to start drawing away users. No, it really doesn't. Superjawes has your number, sorry. Stadia didn't get serious until a year ago, and the concept isn't anyt...
by Glorious
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 22918

Re: Space Thread

A few years of practical use for something that was designed a lifespan of several decades fits within the definition of "about to expire". If your purpose is to mislead rather than inform, sure. But why would you do that? Transmitter is slowly losing power and it is a question if DSN sti...
by Glorious
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 22918

Re: Space Thread

RTGs are about to expire though and while we are pushing limits of what DSN can handle. The RTGs aren't about to expire. Their output, since day 1, has been slowly diminishing (it's called half-life kids, it's not just a game!). This, going back nearly 30 years now, has required turning off more an...
by Glorious
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

The Chinese think 8 is a lucky number.
by Glorious
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My plant based Keto diet experience
Replies: 49
Views: 2160

Re: My plant based Keto diet experience

cphite, I used to be 75kg and now I'm less than 55kg. I have stuffed myself to the gills and yet my body doesn't seem to be storing fat anymore. Maybe I've gotten what Captain America had before his "experiment" and can't seem to gain weight anymore What, cancer ? Look, dude, if you are s...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 20260

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Speaking of accounting games, that profit number is almost *ENTIRELY* composed of forex accounting "gains" and deferred revenue from all those pre-sold features. In the former case, Tesla didn't actually make any *REAL* Forex profit. In order for that to happen, their holdings of other cur...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Could Google's Quantum Supremacy signal the end of encryption?
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Could Google's Quantum Supremacy signal the end of encryption?

I think quantum computing researchers are desperately trying to present some semblance of living up to the quantum computing hype. And this doesn't apply just to Google. Right, I didn't say it directly, but the assumption that entangling larger and larger systems isn't going to be a source of furth...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Could Google's Quantum Supremacy signal the end of encryption?
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Could Google's Quantum Supremacy signal the end of encryption?

In theory, a practical quantum attack can break the encryption too. But I don't think we're close to that yet. And even if they are, what's almost a state-level actor having the ability in 5-10 years is essentially a meaningless threat to the average person. Furthermore, everything we have physical...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Could Google's Quantum Supremacy signal the end of encryption?
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Could Google's Quantum Supremacy signal the end of encryption?

I think it is being over-hyped. A lab demo like this is a long way from practical application. Our encryption keys are still safe (for now). The paper is about how their quantum computer is better at simulating a quantum circuit than a classical computer. Given that a quantum computer is composed o...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Please share your real supernatural stories
Replies: 44
Views: 2354

Re: Please share your real supernatural stories

Why do you just assume that this has anything to do with what JBI chooses to do? JBI told you a story about another person--his wife, yes--but still, someone else. Not him . Thus it's not -really- up to him whether or not this other person should do anything: You asked him for a story. You got one, ...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Please share your real supernatural stories
Replies: 44
Views: 2354

Re: Please share your real supernatural stories

She might start on a quest of discovering her innate supernatural hearing ability and ultimately become a real life ghost whisperer. And that would help a lot of people. So many out there need closure. If she needs to get stone drunk and then lost in the woods, it's not people she'd be helping... ....
by Glorious
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Please share your real supernatural stories
Replies: 44
Views: 2354

Re: Please share your real supernatural stories

Alternative explanation: weird creepy dude was supplying the voices from the start and wanted to finish off the prank.

This is no longer supernatural, but arguably even creepier.

:P
by Glorious
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Please share your real supernatural stories
Replies: 44
Views: 2354

Re: Please share your real supernatural stories

"HEY IF YOU WATCH THIS BAD QUALITY, AVANT-GARDE ABSURDIST VHS TAPE YOU'll DIE IN SEVEN DAYS"

"I don't have a VCR."

-fin-
by Glorious
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Please share your real supernatural stories
Replies: 44
Views: 2354

Re: Please share your real supernatural stories

Also those movies all end up with messed up stuff or deaths.

So, assuming the movies *ARE* real, the *RIGHT* answer is "WALK AWAY" and "NO, DO NOT 'INVESTIGATE' THE NOISES".
by Glorious
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

That's not what I meant, I'm not saying that this, by itself, is "off-topic", it's just that the overall purpose of the forums are for tech enthusiasts, not diet or numerology. All I'm saying is that this therefore isn't a very fertile field for finding people who share those interests, be...
by Glorious
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

Well, if the professional situation is what is, are there other people in that same professional situation that you can hang out with and offload about it? Odds are there is something like that, humans are generally social animals. That could help a bunch dude, and it would be a much more fruitful o...
by Glorious
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

It could be 99% my fault since I'm too cozy in my current job and don't want the uncertainty in trying to prove to a new employer that I'm worth keeping as an employee. Everyone in my workplace gets just one day off. So I'm not alone. This is the U.A.E. So maybe talking to a career counselor or som...
by Glorious
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

It doesn't hurt to try here. If I do the same in real life, I might get labelled as a "madman" and then life will take a turn for the worse. It doesn't hurt to try in real-life either, though, is what I'm trying to tell you. Like if you just start out with the physical toll your situation...
by Glorious
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

Sadly, the chances of someone taking me seriously in real life are slim to none. I don't know anyone like that and finding such a person would be a tall order, considering I get only one day off per week and usually spend that sleeping, resting and relaxing. I think addressing that is more importan...
by Glorious
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

Thanks but I don't need a shrink. There is nothing wrong with drawing conclusions from observations. That does not make me cuckoo. I never said that you were a cuckoo, or that you should even see a shrink. There's no need to get defensive or anything like that. I have plenty of esoteric views mysel...
by Glorious
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

Igor_Kavinski, you seem to experiencing something that I don't think anyone here, on the internet, can really fully relate to. Is there someone in your life, that you know personally and are comfortable with, that you can share this with? I don't mean this particular insight, I mean what's probably ...
by Glorious
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

9600GT was pretty trashy back in its heyday though. No shock there. The 9800GTX+/250GTS has the same problem: It's DX10 only. Same problem with the next iteration, the 285 Waco mentioned. 10 years old, and it was the "the fastest single-GPU video card on the planet, and that counts for a fair ...
by Glorious
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

3 to 6 frames per second in a modern game at lowest possible graphics settings on a GeForce 9600GT isn't a playable experience, in my opinion. Been there; done that; then spent the money on an upgrade. I mean, a lot of newer games just won't run on a 285. More than a few just don't have DX9/10 what...
by Glorious
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Krogoth wrote:
Yes, it is ironically enough.


How so?

If the card is DX10, and the game is DX11 only...?

You *CAN'T* play the two newer Tomb raiders with a 285 (or a 4850 or whatever)

Am I missing something?
by Glorious
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 3508

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

Didn't Mei from Overwatch get some HK fan art? There's still time to put a cosplay together. Yeah, there is a deliberate campaign now to try and get her so associated with HK in the fandom that Blizzard will overreact and officially do something to the character. I'm serious. There's an unbelievabl...
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