Recent content by westrock2000

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    DirectStorage (PC)

    With the increasing speed of non-volatile storage, stuff like this will also lower need for increasing amount of system RAM as time goes on?
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    Plasma sparkplugs increase engine efficiency by 6% - 20%

    If we combine this with pneumatic valves, we are talking like 75% more fairytale unobtainable power from any engine. I’m looking forward to no progress on this front.
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    Today is Ada Lovelace Day (ALD)

    We’ll that’s a…shocker.
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    The recent movie Nope had a pretty faithful recreation of purchasing an item at Fry’s. They really captured the essence of Fry’s.
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    Ubisoft disabling online service for multiple older games, which will make DLC unavailable

    Rather coincidental & bizarre twist that many of the games have words in them that elicit feelings of death & decay Revelations Forgotten Sands Silent Junk Blacklist Zombi San Francisco
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    Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost Review - Challenging the AMD RX 6400

    Sounds like a card for people that need to display a desktop and maybe wanting hardware video encode/decode. Or people that accidentally bought a CPU with no onboard graphics. Not for gamers though.
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    NVIDIA reportedly wants to cut TSMC orders for next-gen RTX 40 GPUs 5nm wafers amid lower demand

    Last time I bought a video card that was at a reasonable price, it was the GTX1060, which had just come out. Paid under $200, that was 6 years ago. I bought a GTX1070ti not long after that and payed close to $800. Haven’t looked at video cards since. Since then I have bought CPU’s with built-in...
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    How can you still use your old 128 and 256 GB SSD drives?

    Windows Storage Spaces if you want to combine them into 1 pool If you have spinning drives in the system. Use them as a cache drive with PrimoCache. 128GB or 256GB of write cache can make a spinner feel amazing.
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    Samsung Display to close LCD business

    Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars? Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man, watch two OLED’s at the same time, man. Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd watch two OLED’s at the same time? Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do...
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    PlayStation 5 Pro and New Xbox Series S / X Specs and Release Date Leaked by TCL

    Was the PS5 Pro the one that will actually be sold in stores? I’ve been waiting for that one.
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    I also like this feature. Not every computer needs a dedicated video card. And with video card prices being what they are it sucks spending at least $150 extra just to get a desktop image. Plus with iGPU it means you are free to use full lane PCI slot for something like a NVME adapter. My CPU...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    The idea of the computer and the idea of something being unique cannot co-exist together. The entire purpose of a computer is to copy. You can’t stop the signal.
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    Intel launches AV1 Video encoder and decoder for processors with more efficiency and less power

    But encode we much....we must...and will committed.
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    Embracer Group is Buying Square Enix Montréal, Eidos Montréal and Crystal Dynamics for $300 million

    Databases were so much better when they still made them with genuine Bakelite.
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    That's all folks!!

    Sounds like a interesting book. Lucky 381 people. The 3Dfx splash screen is one of coolest things I have seen in computers. It was always exciting to see that thing switch on. :cool: