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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 04, 2021, 08:27:26 PM »
Dear Tim Cook,

I want a 32inch iMac to exist. Don't nerf its USB 3 connections or its internet connections. I know you are going to try to ram your forearm up my arse until I choke on your knuckles, but I want 512Gb hard drive minimum and I don't want to pay hundreds £s more to get it. 8gb RAM will probably do. ... could you do a base model with touch ID and 1GB ethernet for £1700?  :'(

Thanks

Loyal Microsoft sheep wishing to move flocks.

Why does it have to be an imac? Why can't you just get a Mac Mini and use whatever monitor you want.

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 04, 2021, 07:44:04 PM »
Soooo ... if you can't access it ... why did you suggest it as a solution?   ???

The wait times vary by location. And even if you can't access it now, it may be worthwhile to get on the waitlist for later.

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 04, 2021, 07:31:10 PM »
Stadia sucks. If you want to go the streaming route, try Shadow instead. You get access to a full PC in the cloud instead of just a game library.
Oh, is that a thing? Fuck. I think my next PC is going to be an M1 iMac then. There is just no reason not to now.  :(

Yeah, it's very smooth, almost seamless, if you live close-ish to one of their servers and if your computer has a good wireless card. But it looks like there's a super long waitlist, at least where I live. I wouldn't be able to access the service until December here. When I first heard about it I signed up for a month and was able to access it within a day. It has exploded with demand over the last year or so. It looks like the waitlist for the UK is full until 2022.

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 03, 2021, 10:34:59 PM »
Stadia sucks. If you want to go the streaming route, try Shadow instead. You get access to a full PC in the cloud instead of just a game library.

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: April 30, 2021, 03:27:16 AM »
Your best bet is an Xbox Series S for $300.

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Technology & Information / Re: New laptop
« on: April 21, 2021, 04:06:54 AM »
I downloaded a program called Wipr that blocks ads in Safari. I wish Apple wasn't so poopy and let you use regular addons like ublock, but this will have to do. The current version of Chrome uses too much battery power and isn't as responsive as Safari.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What’s going on in Sweden
« on: April 18, 2021, 06:27:41 PM »
There's also the fact that a lot of these third world countries have much higher rates of rape than Western/Northern European countries. One can infer that a high rape rate population moving into a low rape rate population will increase the rape rate there. Some cultures aren't as good as others.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / What’s going on in Sweden
« on: April 18, 2021, 10:11:34 AM »
I thought Sweden was a model country for quality of life. I wonder what’s going on over there. Do you think a lot of white Swedish men just can’t get any tang, or is something more sinister being hidden from us? 🤔



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Technology & Information / Re: I need me more terabytes
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:37:50 PM »
What's your current network setup? Is it a combo modem/router/wifi access point kind of device, like ISPs will give out? Or multiple devices, like a modem and then a wifi router? Which of those devices have Ethernet ports to connect downstream devices, even if they are already taken?

I have no need for the archival drives to be connected 24/7. I'd actually prefer that they weren't.

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Technology & Information / Re: I need me more terabytes
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:46:48 PM »
The most reliable HDD you can get is multiple redundant hard drives. I have a similar requirement for offline backup storage, and I have three Seagate Archive 8 TB drives and a disk cloner. Every so often, I clone the master disk to the others for redundancy (I also rotate which one is the "master" to spread the wear).

With this setup, you can go all in on data density and not worry too much about reliability, because it doesn't matter if one of them fails.

I'll most likely do this. Thanks dawgs.

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Technology & Information / I need me more terabytes
« on: April 15, 2021, 07:03:16 AM »
I have quite a lot of data that I need to store and never lose, so I wanted to ask you computer peeps what kind of hard drive to use. I plan on using a 3-tier backup system, or at least that's I'm calling it. I store all of my immediately necessary data on one of these. I'm using a larger 4TB WD Blue HDD for longer term storage that is connected to my PC. But, I'd also like a very reliable HDD that I can store everything on, make periodic backups to, and mostly leave it unplugged as a sort of cold storage option. I'd like to avoid an NAS setup because that would mean upgrading the network in my house with a switch and I don't want to go to the trouble. I looked up some cloud storage plans, but I'd be spending $30 a month or more ad infinitum, so I'd like to avoid that too. Basically, I'm just looking for the most reliable HDD you can get.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: March 02, 2021, 01:50:19 AM »
I rented one of these and holy shit, it has to be my favorite camera of all time. It has a little turd nugget of a sensor that isn't a great deal better than a cell phone camera, but it's tiny, lightweight, and has the best weather sealing and image stabilization on the market. The micro 4/3 sensor also has a 2x crop factor relative to a 35mm camera, so you'll be getting way more "reach" if you're into telephoto shots. The lenses are also very compact and light.

It's pretty expensive for having a turdlet sensor at $1000 for only the body, but you're getting features that are comparable to, or even better than a camera that's twice as much, all in a super compact frame. Beyond 400 ISO you start getting some pretty grainy shots. My R6 can handle up to 6400 ISO with minimal grain, but I still prefer using this little camera somehow.

The sensor isn't THAT small, it's only half the size of an APC-C sensor, still far bigger than anything you would find in a phone.

But it's a great format and camera.

As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you. These things are small enough to stuff in a pocket if you slip a pancake prime on them. A lot more convenient than a full size DSLR with a huge lens.

I say it's a turd sensor just because you can get a Canon RP for exactly the same price, which has a full frame sensor and will give you much higher quality images, all else being equal. But yeah, the fact that the Olympus is so tiny means you can take it pretty much anywhere like you said.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: March 01, 2021, 10:20:19 PM »
I rented one of these and holy shit, it has to be my favorite camera of all time. It has a little turd nugget of a sensor that isn't a great deal better than a cell phone camera, but it's tiny, lightweight, and has the best weather sealing and image stabilization on the market. The micro 4/3 sensor also has a 2x crop factor relative to a 35mm camera, so you'll be getting way more "reach" if you're into telephoto shots. The lenses are also very compact and light.

It's pretty expensive for having a turdlet sensor at $1000 for only the body, but you're getting features that are comparable to, or even better than a camera that's twice as much, all in a super compact frame. Beyond 400 ISO you start getting some pretty grainy shots. My R6 can handle up to 6400 ISO with minimal grain, but I still prefer using this little camera somehow. I'd also like to buy it since the Olympus camera division was just sold to a private equity firm that will probably discontinue selling cameras within the next couple of years.


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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: February 23, 2021, 09:24:23 PM »
Does the mining time per bitcoin fluctuate with it's value?

Yeah mining clients connect to coinmarketcap and slow down your computer when the value goes up.

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Technology & Information / Re: New laptop
« on: February 23, 2021, 12:29:03 AM »
I exchanged the Air.

And bought the 512GB version instead. Apparently this version also has a higher binned processor that doesn't heat throttle as quickly.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Sea of Thieves
« on: February 22, 2021, 04:35:18 AM »
Is there crossplay?

Yeah, although I think Xboners can choose to only play with other Xboners if they want.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 20, 2021, 03:13:49 AM »
Rock on.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 19, 2021, 08:45:52 PM »
So, did interview. No idea if I got the job or not.

But the camera did a good job. Took a great deal of th>o<rking about with the settings but eventually I got clean hdmi out and the quality was great. Even in my not very well lit room. One annoying thing I noticed with the automatic lighting is that whenever I put my glasses on, the footage gets noticeably darker. Take off the glasses and the quality returns. Likely need to set to manual and work out the optimum, but I didn't have time before the interview.

Anyway, good buy, would recommend.

If light is glinting off your glasses it could be tricking the metering system into thinking the scene is brighter than it is. You can use the exposure bias setting in manual mode to overexpose the scene slightly.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 12, 2021, 05:25:58 PM »

I'd be pretty upset if a $900 lens didn't outperform a $99 one.  :)

I'll throw up some test images when mine arrives, and I get any kind of good weather.

It’s probably the worst lens you can put on a camera.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 12, 2021, 10:11:54 AM »
I've got so much invested in lenses, moving on over to like the Canon R or R6, which I think would be the equivalent upgrade to the Mark II, I'd really want to invest in native glass.

That's not really necessary. RF lenses are all incredible optically, but your EF lenses will work just as well on an RF body (and often times even better due to the R system's superior AF system) as they do on your EF body.

Hmmm, now you have me at B&H looking at all of the R/R6 specs.
I've got:
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

And for $199 I can get the EF adapter with Configurable Control Ring, $99 without.

I think maybe I'll rent the R6 and give it a go - I just checked out borrowlenses, they rent the adapter as well.

Yeah, those will all work just as well on the R6 with added benefits like eye AF and a much larger section of the sensor where focus points can be selected. I never use the control ring though. You can probably skip the $200 adapter unless you think you’d use it.

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