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Technology & Information / Got me. New video card...
« on: October 30, 2021, 08:45:26 AM »
I was lucky enough to get my hands on the new 6600 radeon (not the xt).
It is such a nice improvement from my old card.

Idle temps are around 33C with passive cooling while using 4W on a dual monitor setup. (1080p)
On load, hits about 45C with 1200rpm on the fan, which is nice and quiet.
Getting a good 90fps in New World.

My old card hit 55C on idle at 1200rpm.  So yeah... So much more efficient.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / The Taliban Won
« on: August 14, 2021, 04:32:42 PM »
From NPR News
Here's Why Biden Is Sticking With The U.S. Exit From Afghanistan https://www.npr.org/2021/08/14/1027552833/heres-why-biden-is-sticking-with-the-u-s-exit-from-afghanistan?sc=18&f=1027552833

Long story short: 20 years of military support and money didn't do shit.  Afghanistan's own military is worthless, being overrun in less than a month.  Likely the whole government will collapse before September.

So the only real solution to dealing with the Taliban and their oppressive practices is genocide.  Pure and simple genocide.  Because 20 years of education, rebuilding, protection, and whatever else we did was worthless.  The moment we let our guard down, they swooped in.

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Cause I got a new job!  Yeah!

Basically providing level 3 support for Oracle's Identity Management suite.  Which I know almost nothing about.
So I have 2 months to learn. Hehe.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Oh hey, its China
« on: May 28, 2021, 06:59:07 PM »
In Oklahoma!
https://www.npr.org/2021/05/28/1000537206/teachers-laws-banning-critical-race-theory-are-leading-to-self-censorship

The government telling schools not to teach things that make the country "feel bad".  Wow.... That's some tiananmen square level shit right there.

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https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2021/04/25/one-florida-mcdonalds-offers-50-to-anyone-who-interviews-for-a-job/

Short answer:
Unemployment pays more than McDonalds.  So why would anyone want to interview, get instantly offered a job, and lose unemployment?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / New Georgia Law and Corporations
« on: April 04, 2021, 06:09:55 AM »
https://www.npr.org/2021/04/03/984150680/georgia-governor-criticizes-mlb-for-buying-into-liberal-lies-about-new-election-

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/us/politics/georgia-voting-law-annotated.html

So basic summary:
Georgia enacted a law to change voting.  Alot of things shifted: What machines you can use, absentee ballot rules, ID requirements, where early voting and mail in voting ballots can be dropped off and when, registration rules, etc... 

Also: Its illegal to give out water or food to someone in line.  In Georgia.  So if I wanna walk around selling bottled water, I'm going to jail.  If I run up and give my friend a swig of my ice cold soda, I'm going to jail.

Some of it sounds good but its definitely something that poorer people are going to struggle with.  I think there would be far less backlash if they added in a provision to give everyone a state ID off the bat.  Or even just a voter ID.

Also not letting polling places get 3rd party funds... I'm ok with.  Provided the governor gives them the money they need. 

However, being able to remove election officials at will is... not a good thing.


And now I'm reading up on voting ID requirements.  Its not too bad.  But it also depends on where these  DDS Customer Service Centers are located and their hours.  Which is basic DMV style stuff.
They should have let these things be done at the Post Office.  Would have made this much easier for people.


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Technology & Information / Mind Control Headset!
« on: February 10, 2021, 07:06:53 PM »



TLDW: Sensors can read basic shapes off your visual cortex and send commands to a pc.

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Arts & Entertainment / Carbon 2180 game invite
« on: December 09, 2020, 08:41:55 AM »
So me and a few people had an RP group for DnD5e.  But due to real life issues, the DM left as did a few players.  So we started up a cyber punk game: Carbon 2180.

Right now we have a DM and 2 players but we're looking for a third or more.

The game is on discord voice and roll20.net for rolls and what-not.  We have player's guide in pdf if ya need it.

The game starts saturday around 8pm or 9pm GMT.  We have 't fully finalized a time so bit flexible.  Anyone interested, let me know.

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From NPR News
You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You. So Say Fox's Lawyers https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/917747123/you-literally-cant-believe-the-facts-tucker-carlson-tells-you-so-say-fox-s-lawye?sc=18&f=1001

Soooo... Fake News?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Oil went Negative....
« on: April 20, 2020, 07:31:20 PM »

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On His Way Out, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Pardons Murderers, Rapists, Hundreds More https://n.pr/2YLiLuZ

Because apparently he owed some of them favors.

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Arts & Entertainment / Half-Life: Alyx. Thoughts?
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:25:08 PM »
Is it cool?  Yes.
Do I want it?  Yes.
Will I get it?  No.

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Ok Lackey, present your evidence.

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Technology & Information / AMD's new 7nm Ryzen 3000 - thoughts?
« on: June 15, 2019, 07:09:53 AM »
Not out until July 7 but it sounds dreamy.
https://www.pcgamer.com/amd-ryzen-3000-release-date-price-specs/

What do you all think?
I'm planning an upgrade around summer/fall so tempted to get one.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / God sent Gandhi to Hell
« on: June 08, 2019, 06:19:40 PM »
Something I realized: due to Christian/Jewish/Islamic doctrine and the 10 commandments, Gandhi, who was Hindu, was not saved by Jesus/God.  Thus, he went to Hell.

Ask yourself: what kind of being is God if he sends Gandhi to Hell?

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Suggestions & Concerns / WYSIWYG toggle - problem
« on: March 03, 2019, 05:07:02 AM »
So, copying from a webwpage (or google docs) to here my phone while the toggle is on causes all the font to be 2px.


Is there a way to set it to default off?  Or fix its copy paste formatting?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / The Titanic search in 1985 was a cover
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:38:29 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/13/us/titanic-discovery-classified-nuclear-sub/index.html


Makes you wonder how many other "scientific" endeavors have been cover stories.

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Technology & Information / New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:42:26 PM »
So, here's the situation.My phone, an HTC One M9 is 3 and a half years old.  In the last few months, it's been shutting off suddenly.  Battery indicator is anywhere between 45% and 91% (average is about 70%) when it happens.  I'm pretty sure it's the battery and even a factory wipe didn't help.  My attempts to recalibrate the battery did not help.  When I charge it back up so it can boot, it reads the % that it was at when it lost power, unless I let it try to boot then power off a few times. (ie. I try to reboot it, watch it get into the process, then die) only the will it realize it's at 0%.  But even a full charge does nothing to help it.

So it's been shutting off randomly alot.  To the point where I've lost data because of it.  (nothing big, but things like bookmarks, settings, etc..)

So I have 2 options.1. Replace the battery.  That's 500Nok. (like $70)2. Get a new phone on a payment plan. (an additional $37 a month for 2 years)
My biggest unknown is: "How much damage does random poweroffs do to the other systems of a phone?"  Like, has it damaged the cpu or ram and I'll only have problems down the line?

What do you all think?

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