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by strangerguy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 96
Views: 6144

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Watched EP8 last night without any prior expectations, came out feeling about just how messy and unsatisfying the overall storyline is.
by strangerguy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1228

Re: Nvidia Titan V

They are entire swaths of professionals in many industries who can't get enough of these $3000 cards because they are an absolute steal for what they can do.

Not that it will stop dumb commentators about how their $250 290X has better Doom FPS/$ and hash rate/$.
by strangerguy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 1169

Re: Displayport cable

Jesus... $30,000 for a basic record player. Given the sheer number of turntables priced 6K on up, I guess I'll have to take your word on some things being affordable. :lol: https://www.needledoctor.com/Audio-Technica-LP120-USB-Turntable Should be all you need to play vinyl through your stereo, PC, ...
by strangerguy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?
Replies: 21
Views: 4943

Re: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?

If returning to form means having a decent CPU offering against Intel while massively dropping the ball on the dGPUs and even more so on the HPC side, yeah.
by strangerguy
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 188
Views: 5081

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

True. I meant in comparison to a low calorie sugar substitute. Looking for alternatives which don't have as sharp a glycemic response is one thing, but it seems like we might be turning the corner on thinking the substitutes are better just because they have a lower calorie count. At least I hope s...
by strangerguy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Black Friday Approaches!
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Black Friday Approaches!

Notice that black friday doesn't necessarily mean good prices. The shops do what they can to make it look like they have good deals but I find that it is quite often a hoax as they often just bump up the prices some weeks in advance to make it seem like they reduced the price for this day. If you p...
by strangerguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1440 Monitor Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: 1440 Monitor Upgrade

AFAIK Acer has the best QC, the best stand and usually the cheapest. My little rant with gaming monitors: Lots of choices at first glance, but after filtering out the TNs, VA gamma shift/smear fests, large but crappy PPI 1080p panels, lousy Freesync refresh rates/ranges, and the lame curve/ultrawide...
by strangerguy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung LCD TV - LNS4051 power on problem
Replies: 996
Views: 814190

Re: Samsung LCD TV - LNS4051 power on problem

Unless you have a 1080p plasma, with the rock bottom prices of new TVs the old ones just ain't worth the trouble and money repairing. Even if you could replace bad caps the backlight is still a weak point in all these LCD TVs. And BTW, don't run the backlight at max all the time if you want your TV ...
by strangerguy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Big Screen 1080p
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Big Screen 1080p

Based in part on this glowing review from the Wirecutter: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-tv/ we purchased a TCL 55P605 for a presentation screen for work, and the screen looks very nice. I can not speak to how movies or TV look on it, but I would say it's worth your time giving it a look. I...
by strangerguy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 188
Views: 5081

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

If you are like me who drink water all the time even sugarless black coffee would begin to taste sweet.
by strangerguy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 94
Views: 6243

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Same goes for Youtube, which is now a cesspool of: 99% - Low effort attention seeking gimmick of clickbait + facecam + loud + obnoxious fake accent 0.9% - Egotistical "look at my expensive toys" circlejerking types like Linus 0.1% - Real content. I almost shed a tear when the prominent &qu...
by strangerguy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 154
Views: 4556

Re: The iPhone got forked!

"Hey look, I'm only just the #342423424123 Apple hater, how original!"
by strangerguy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!

AI / machine learning is the new IoT / cloud buzzword fad.
by strangerguy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]

None of the newflanged memory standards will gain any serious mainstream traction until mobile jumps the bandwagon. It's a no brainer why Hynix/Samsung would choose supplying >200M+/year high end phones at 4GB LPDDR4 + 128GB NAND each over Vega that will be lucky to hit 1M sold this year. This is no...
by strangerguy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 85
Views: 4697

Re: End of an E®A

The future of physical retail is called: Good luck if you have nothing to do with cheap food, recreational drugs, healthcare, or an Apple Store.

BTW I always liked the term about how IKEA is an eatery that happens to sell furniture.
by strangerguy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Another day, another crypto-related fail
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Another day, another crypto fail

Who cares if it's broken? We will just make another new fork while pre-mining said fork coins before release and make it out like a bandit.
by strangerguy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Upcoming monitors
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Upcoming monitors

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/hdr.htm OLEDs only need to hit 540 nits to hit the HDR spec thanks to their far stronger contrast ratios than LCDs. The current gen OLED TVs can hit at least 700 nit peaks. Input lag is ~22ms, comparable to mainstream LCD monitors. Response time is 0.1 ms, far fa...
by strangerguy
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Upcoming monitors
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Upcoming monitors

Captain Ned wrote:
If LG's OLED monitors are of the same quality as their OLED for the Pixel 2 XL, no thanks.


Good thing their OLED panels in their own brand, Sony, Panny and Philips are getting rave reviews everywhere and have already taken the high-end TV market like a storm.
by strangerguy
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Upcoming monitors
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Upcoming monitors

Imagine the next 2018 Jan CES where LG demos a Freesync 120Hz 4K 55" OLED at <$2000 MSRP and suddenly every "high-end" monitor vendor is made to look like a completely greedy jerk.

Because I can totally see that happening.
by strangerguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Anybody recycle old LCD monitors?
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Anybody recycle old LCD monitors?

All, thanks for the feedback. Yeah these are so cheap now these days it is not worth the hassle. There's a recycle/recovery center not far from me so that's where these will go. Seems not long ago these 19" LCDs were the cutting edge and 10 times the cost. Yeah, I am with you on that. I still ...
by strangerguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple vs Lenovo - latest quarter comparison
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Apple vs Lenovo - latest quarter comparison

Yay, AMD beat Lenovo in income! And Apple beat AMD by 140 times!
by strangerguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess
Replies: 68
Views: 4469

Re: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess

It's really no wonder Apple had to single source their OLED from Samsung. LGs Plastic OLED is nowhere close to the Sammy AMOLED. These issues would be more of a firestorm on the X, though they're still unforgivable at the also nearing 1K Pixel 2 XL. In the twist of irony, LG TV OLED panels almost d...
by strangerguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 6477

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

If you even care about the slightest in resale value and everything else irrelevant, the K hands down.
by strangerguy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess
Replies: 68
Views: 4469

Re: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess

Shobai wrote:
Now XDA et al. are finding that some Pixel 2 phones are failing to flash OTA updates and factory images... particularly the non-XL.

Oh joy!


So what's Google's excuse now, with the price argument being dead in the water already?
by strangerguy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Q3 Reports for AMD/Intel/Microsoft next week!
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Q3 Reports for AMD/Intel/Microsoft next week!

~$300M more revenue and $71M profit In a quarter where NV and Intel did practically nothing and riding on the mining craze is pretty weak IMO.
by strangerguy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess
Replies: 68
Views: 4469

Re: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess

But yeah, this whole process is a complete **** show. Google STILL hasn't learned supply chain and logistics to sell phones. There are multiple issues with each model they put out. It's really quite amazing how badly this launch has been botched.. Google never learns because they can't be bothered....
by strangerguy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Talk me out of it!
Replies: 35
Views: 2594

Re: Talk me out of it!

Heiwashin wrote:
I know to never come here if I need talking out of something. :lol: You guys are a bunch of enablers.


I usually can resist temptation by reminding myself how PC building and finding space to store/uses for old stuff is a major PITA.
by strangerguy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 122
Views: 4431

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

I love the smartasses dissing "obsolete" government/industrial/corporate systems just because their SLI Titan XPs is soooo 1337 and expensive, when one system administrator alone easily cost an organization at least 6 figures a year, not mention the other small little things like regulator...
by strangerguy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Price Drop ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: Price Drop ?

With CFL dominating AMD in gaming, Intel is never gonna cut prices on CFL. Gaming is by far a larger segment than the productivity segment in the market. It took a $270 1700 non-X and CFL around the corner to even pressure the 7700K to drop from $350 to $300 in retail pricing. And I have never seen ...
by strangerguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 72
Views: 3781

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

Not to defend the horrid Android OS updating mechanism, but nobody beside us nerd types really care about updates or security. There isn't any serious security breaches in Android AFAIK either despite all the attention drawn to the vulnerabilities and the huge numbers of devices out there. That said...
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