Is G-Sync technology actually good or is it just snake oil? The price increase to have it is pretty steep.
It's meant for people that value latency reduction and missed frames that actually had server ticks on them. Not for offline gaming and not for non-competitive gamers. Waste of money for anyone not as picky.
Well you got yourself a branded standard that illiterate "pro gaymers" will use instead without fighting with cables and also promoting "pro gear" for rich consumers.
Everyone wins in their heads this way.
And Nvidia gets more funds to do serious work off consumers' market in areas like AI.
The current state of the mactoddler.
> I CAN'T AFFORD THESE HIGH-END APPLE PHONES, LAPTOPS AND IMACS
> I'VE NEVER EVEN TRIED ONE AT THE STORE LET ALONE USED ONE
> I'M SEVERELY DEPRESSED AND MAD AT HOW SHITTY MY LIFE IS
> I'M OUT OF MY AUTISM PILLS TODAY BECAUSE MY ANXIETIES ARE PREVENTING ME FROM LEAVING MY MOM'S BASEMENT
> I'M NOW SHIFTING ALL THE HATE TOWARDS THINGS I CANNOT HAVE
> I BETTER MAKE ANOTHER THREAD ON AUTISM /g/ENERAL FORUM ABOUT IT SO I CAN FEEL BETTER ABOUT HOW HORRIBLE MY LIFE IS
> I KEEP ON POSTING BULLSHIT MEMES BECAUSE IT'S ALL I CAN DO. JUST LOOK AT THE ARCHIVE AND MD5 OF MY POSTS TO SEE THE LEVEL OF MY ILLNESS
> PS: SOMEONE PLS KILL ME BECAUSE I'M TOO MUCH OF A COWARD TO DO IT MYSELF
> PPS: PLEASE! MY FAMILY IS SICK OF ME AND WANTS ME GONE. JUST HELP ME END IT ALL
I tried and failed. My dream was to be an indie dev, but 1 year and I only made $14,000. Can't live off that.
I've been doing contract app dev on the side to pay the bills, but it's clear to me now the making games pipedream is just that.
I'm ready to commit to a real career. What should I do /g/? Try to get hired at big companies? Or go to startups and get equity? Is silicon valley still the way to go or is it a dead end these days?
>but 1 year and I only made $14,000
That's not too bad actually. My friend calls himself an indie dev and in the last 3 years he's made a total of $2,000 off 4 different games. Still doesn't want to "give up".
Not in tech but having worked at big and small companies before I've always found small ones to be more stressful.
Why do governments and paranoid people physically destroy out of use hard drives? Can't a bit only be a one or a zero? If you write every bit as a zero or one no one has any ability to recover the data right?
>If you write every bit as a zero or one no one has any ability to recover the data right?
In almost all cases, yes. That said, there have been exceptions - mostly done by big corporations as proof of concept reconstruction efforts. Gutmann once suggested, correctly, that a bit had "memory" and any former state(s) it had could be more or less reliably determined. This was one of the big pushes for multiple write zero passes. As the technology has moved forward, this has become much less relevant. A single pass of zeros on a modern drive is enough to thwart all but the most expensive and experimental data recovery.
The first question is whether or not you are a person of interest that would have the attention of a person/entity capable of throwing the outlandish amounts of time, money, hardware, and manpower at your discarded drive to reconstruct its contents. (Are you this sort of person? Almost certainly not.) The next question would be whether or not that reconstruction resulted in encrypted data. (You do encrypt your data, right?)
tl;dr Yeah, single pass is fine. Destroying a drive is the purvey of roleplaying kids on /g/ who are so far into their fantasies that they think the gubmint is dumpster diving them to steal their old drives.
My $400 monitor I just bought 3 months ago got a dead pixel.
Apparently there's an "acceptable" amount of dead pixels for monitors.
What do I do? I didn't pay $400 for a premium monitor to accept dead pixels.
They're gonna have me send it back? How do I put this thing in a box?
You need to heat some metal, like a spoon, to around 78 degrees celsius (the melting point of the crystal) and melt the pixel by pressing the hot spoon against it. The melting point of the plastic panel is well above 100 degrees, so don't worry about damage.
>source: melted all my dead pixels to brand new
What's the best "cheap phone" there is?
Does something like this even exist?
Should I sell my Thinkpad W520 and buy a Dell XPS 13 9360?
unless you need all the workforce that a w520 needs, and your prone to accidently dropoing stuff. stick with the thinkpad, but if you're good go ahead dude. looks like a nice laptop :D
Get X1 Carbon 5th Gen instead
Have you started de-googling your life? What Google services have you replaced and with that?
Google's the biggest opponent of freedom and free speech in the world. How do we stop them?
What mouse do you use /g/?
My mouse is about to die out and I could use a replacement. Anyone know a good mouse for 4 side buttons and infinite scroll?
Do you remember when ryzen was first coming out, they did that blendr demo ? Here is an article stating that the demo originally took 36 seconds on an 8 core ryzen .
I am assuming that they were using the flagship 1800x during this demo .
I have a stock 1700x , with a very good noctua cooler, and 3000mhz ram . I am getting 25 seconds with the same blendr file, with the same 150 samples as the original demo . The only difference i can think of is that i'm using a newer version of blendr and faster ram (maybe), but can that really shave off over 10 seconds ?
What are you working on /g/?
Old thread >>61952079
If you want help:
>Assemble parts list
>State the budget for your build (and country if not USA)
>List games/software you use often, as well as your monitor resolution + refresh rate
>Clarify your goal for build improvements: lower price or improved specs?
How to assemble a PC, select components & more (outdated)
No i5 unless discounted
>G4560 - poverty-tier builds
>R3 1200 - Budget builds (<$500)
>R3 1300x - Good stop-gap between the 1500x and the 1200, only get a 1400 if you absolutely need multithreading
>R5 1500x - Good but up to 1600 if you can
>R5 1600 - Best value for higher fps gaming / mixed usage; 1600x if you want higher stock clocks
>R7/Used Xeon/Threadripper - Compute/Multitask/VM/mixed use; Not for just gaming
Coin miners have driven price up and stock down, waiting to buy a GPU might be wiser
>Integrated CPU Graphics - Desktop stuff and very light games
>GTX 1050(Ti) - Lower end budget cards, drop settings on newer games, RX560 beaten by both
>RX570 - [email protected]~hz maxed, running most maxed older games at 100~Hz
>RX580 and GTX1060 6GB - [email protected] maxed, [email protected] at lower settings; RX580 better in newer games
>GTX 1070 - [email protected] /[email protected] at high
>GTX 1080 - [email protected] / [email protected] maxed, [email protected] in a few games; Probably the highest end card you need for 1080p/1440p
>GTX 1080Ti - [email protected] and [email protected] maxed/high in many games
>Check your Mobo QVL before buying any RAM
>Ryzen CPUs benefits a lot from high speed RAM
ALWAYS LOOK AT PRODUCT REVIEWS!
Always consider an SSD. Try buying a large SSD for what you'd pay for your SSD+HDD combined, and add a HDD later
NVMe SSDs aren't for a faster OS boot, they're for productivity/scratch disk/VMs. NVMe and M.2 are not the same thing, M.2 is a form factor
was always a honeypot, they just recently admitted being hypocrites use another thing, never that
>working on project for 3 months
>five thousand source files
>never used version control
>decide to try out VSCode's version control
>add to index or discard
Should it have warned him of what "Discard" would do?
I'll admit this piece of shit has potential, but it's UI on desktops is fucking atrocious.